Procedure
1. For each of the two analog signals shown below, determine their amplitude (peak), amplitude (peakpeak), period (T), and frequency (f). Be sure to put your answer in proper engineering notation and use
the correct units.
Amp(peak): 7.5 V
Amp (

Activity 2.1.4 Circuit Simplification:
Boolean Algebra
Introduction
Have you ever had an idea that you thought was so unique that when you told someone else
about it, you simply could not believe they thought you were wasting your time with it? If so,
you

Activity 2.1.3 AOI Logic Implementation
Introduction
Would you pay $199 for a written specification for an MP3 player? Would you pay $299 for
the schematics for a cell phone? Of course not. You dont pay for the specifications or the
schematics; you pay fo

Activity 2.1.2 AOI Logic Analysis:
Circuit to Truth Table to Logic Expression
Introduction
What does this circuit do? Does the circuit that I designed work? If you are able to analyze
AOI logic circuits, you will be able to answer these questions. The fir

Activity 2.1.5 Circuit Simplification: DeMorgans
Theorems
Introduction
Despite all of the work done by George Boole, there was still more work to be done.
Expanding on Booles studies, Augustus DeMorgan (1806-1871) developed two additional
theorems that no

Activity 2.3.2 Seven-Segment Displays
Procedure
1. Lets investigate what alpha-numeric characters we can display on a seven-segment
display.
Common Cathode
Common Anode
a. Using the CDS, enter the common cathode seven-segment display test circuit shown
be

Activity 2.3.4 Twos Complement Arithmetic
Procedure
1) Express the following decimal numbers as their 8-bit - 2s complement binary
equivalent.
2) Express the following 8-bit - 2s complement binary number as their decimal
equivalent.
3) Perform each of the

1. Throughout this course you will use an ever-increasing list of integrated circuits. You
will need to obtain datasheets for these circuits. Since the focus of this unit is the
Random Number Generator design, we will obtain the datasheets for each integr

1. For the 555 Timer oscillator circuit shown below, calculate the frequency and duty
cycle of the output signal based on the component values shown.
2. Use the CDS to enter and simulate the 555 Timer oscillator circuit. Use the
oscilloscopes markers to m

1. Complete the following decimal-to-binary number conversions. An example problem
is shown below. If available, use the base conversion feature of your calculator to check
your answers.
a) 17 (10)
= _10001_
b) 34 (10)
= _100010_(2)
c) 58 (10)
= _111010_

1. Using the Circuit Design Software (CDS), create the circuit below.
a)
S
tart the simulation.
b) Set the input switches P and C to 5v. Again, since PR and CLR are active low
inputs, this will make them both inactive. Toggle the input T several times. Th

Procedure
1. For each of the two analog signals shown below, determine their amplitude (peak),
amplitude (peak-peak), period (T), and frequency (f). Be sure to put your answer in
proper engineering notation and use the correct units.
Amp(peak):
Amp (peak-

Procedure
Now its time for you to implement your first AOI combinational logic circuit. The circuit that we
will use for this purpose is a Car Safety Buzzer design.The design specifications are as
follows:
The buzzer is on whenever the door is open or whe

Conclusion
If you were to use your Random Number Generator to play Monopoly during a family game
night, you would want the numbers rolled to be random and evenly distributed (i.e., the
likelihood of rolling a one is the same as two, is the same as three,

Activity 3.1.1 Sequential Logic:
D Flip-Flops and J/K Flip-Flops
Procedure
Before we jump into a discussion of practical applications of J/K or D flip-flops, lts us
revist how flip-flops work.
1. For the 74LS74 D flip-flop shown below, complete the timing