On-Line Quiz System

This on-line quiz system has practice problems similar to that what you will find on the class examinations.

Quiz1Binary Numbers

Quiz2Boolean Algebra

Quiz3Logic Gates & Circuits

Quiz4min & Maxterms

























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The ECE 2500 Homepage

Welcome. This is your official information source for Introduction to Digital Logic, a freshman-level engineering course, offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, currently serving approximately 85 students. In this course we examine engineering methods for designing digital logic circuits such as what is commonly found in computers and other kinds of digital hardware. ECE 2500 is a required course for students majoring in electrical engineering, computer systems engineering and computer science. Your instructor this fall is Dr. Dean Johnson, an Associate Professor in the Department.

This Week's Schedule: October 17 -19

After handing back the first exam (average score = 72% = 13.6/20 + 4% iClicker points) we are ready to move on to the second half of the course. (Please download the Notes2 lecture notes.) We will begin by discussing some important combinational logic circuits such as the Decoder, MUX, Encoder and DeMUX. On Thursday we will begin to look at Read-Only Memories (ROM). The Kindle file for the second portion of the course may be downloaded from the "download area" above. Exam I solutions are also given in the calendar, under October 10th.

There is no HW due for this week.

In the lab, you will be doing Lab6: Standard Combinational Logic Circuit Blocks. This experiment is interesting because you get to wire up some logic circuits on breadboards, using some real integrated circuits from the 1960-70s. Its a retro lab! This prelab asks you to analyze some NAND and NOR circuits, plus do some outside reading in the text to understand how a decoder and multiplexer works. The prelab is worth 10 points.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5066,
Primary Author: Dean Johnson