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Unformatted text preview: Digital Systems Laboratory Lab 4 ECE230L – Spring 2011 Boise State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Page 1 of 2 Lab 4: “Bad” Logic Circuit Re-Design Objective: Redesign a “bad” circuit Lab Details : You’ve been hired by a company to re-design an electronic circuit used in a product sold by the company. The boss’ son did the original circuit design. He has produced no documentation for this design, and others have found the design to be sloppy. The only information available is the following schematic (Figure 1) that is used in the assembly area. The test engineer had found that the product consumes too much power, and takes up too much space. However, the friendly criticism didn’t result in any action being taken. The boss has indicated that the anticipated sales volume for the product doesn’t justify custom silicon, which suggests that off-the-shelf chips are his preferred solution (for this lab, “off-the-shelf” chips are represented by the chips found on...
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