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l1_15a_6 - Objectives of the course ECE 15A Fundamentals of...

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1 ECE 15A Fundamentals of Logic Design Lecture 1 Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska Electrical and Computer Engineering Department UCSB 2 Objectives of the course ± Understand how things work, bottom-up ± Organize our understanding using abstractions ± Learn systematic approaches to solve problems ± Introduce tools and concepts for further learning 3 Grading ± Homework – 70 points ± 2 Tests – 50 points each ± Final exam – 110 points ± 5 Quizzes – 4 points each 4 What is logic design? ± Basic concepts and tools used to design digital hardware consisting of logic circuits 5 What do the Digital Systems do? ± Process, transmit and store information ± Applications: ² Computing (computers, calculators) ² Communications (faxes, cell phones) ² Entertainment (CD players, iPods) ² Automatic control (space vehicles, missiles) ² Instrumentation (digital oscilloscope, MRI and CAT scan devices) 6 What is information? ± Knowledge concerning a particular fact or circumstance ± Something that cannot be predicted
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2 7 Measuring information ( Shannon) ± Suppose that there are N equally probable choices and based on information we receive, the number of choices narrows to K.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course ECE 15A taught by Professor M during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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