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Digital Systems

From Logic Gates to Processors

This course gives you a complete insight into the modern design of digital systems fundamentals from an eminently practical point of view. Unlike other more "classic" digital circuits courses, our interest focuses more on the system than on the electronics that support it. This approach will allow us to lay the foundation for the design of complex digital systems.

You will learn a set of design methodologies and will use a set of (educational-oriented) computer-aided-design tools (CAD) that will allow you not only to design small and medium size circuits, but also to access to higher level courses covering so exciting topics as application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) design or computer architecture, to give just two examples.

Course topics are complemented with the design of a simple processor, introduced as a transversal example of a complex digital system. This example will let you understand and feel comfortable with some fundamental computer architecture terms as the instruction set, microprograms and microinstructions.

After completing this course you will be able to:

* Design medium complexity digital systems.
* Understand the description of digital systems using high-level languages such as VHDL.
* Understand how computers operate at their most basic level (machine language).

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rating 4.0 based on 33 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks. Estimated (average) load: 4 hours/week without the processor - 6 hours/week, full course
Starts Dec 3 (last week)
Cost $49
From Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona via Coursera
Instructors Joaquín Saiz Alcaine, Jean-Pierre Deschamps, David Bañeres, Juan Antonio Martínez, Merce Rullan, Lluis Terés, Elena Valderrama
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Engineering
Tags Computer Science Design And Product Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering

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nice course in 4 reviews

Thank you so much Cousera for such a nice course.

nice course Very cool!

Overall, it is a helpful and nice course introducing knowledge about digital circuits.

Graded Exercises and Practice exercises are chosen perfectly to grasp the topic Very nice course the assignments are well designed and they are very challenging to solve Nice detailed slides!

logic gates in 3 reviews

The course was very good in terms teaching you how to design logic gates and build a processor and use VHDL code for that.

Got full knowledge on logic gates to processor that includes verilog codes VERY HELPFUL IN LEARNING AND CLEARING MOST TOPICS BY REGULAR PRACTICE TEST Good course awesome course I have to say the English pronunciation is quit hard to understand here.

Very nice introductory course, broad explanation of traditional logic gates and synthesis tools.

digital systems in 3 reviews

Overall, I would recommend you find another reputable university to cover Digital Systems.

The course really lives up to the expectations and really is helpful in teaching a lot, if not all, about the digital systems.

It is a wonderful course which in my opinion, a person seeking to learn about the digital systems must undergo.

This course has given me wonderful experience on how to use software tools for digital systems design.

I request Coursera to come up with a Systemverilog courses for design of digital systems and verification of digital systems as well.

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rating 4.0 based on 33 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks. Estimated (average) load: 4 hours/week without the processor - 6 hours/week, full course
Starts Dec 3 (last week)
Cost $49
From Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona via Coursera
Instructors Joaquín Saiz Alcaine, Jean-Pierre Deschamps, David Bañeres, Juan Antonio Martínez, Merce Rullan, Lluis Terés, Elena Valderrama
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design Engineering
Tags Computer Science Design And Product Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering