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Digital Electronics

Principal lecturer: Dr Simon Moore
Taken by: Part IA (50% option), Part IB, Part II (General), Diploma

Past exam questions

Lecture Room

All of the lectures are in Arts School A.



  • Introduction
  • Boolean algebra
  • Logic minimisation
  • Complexities of logic design
  • Flip-flops and latches
  • Synchronous state machines
  • Further state machines
  • Discrete devices
  • LSI components and memories
  • Programmable logic devices
  • Asynchronous state machines

Supervision Work

Suggested supervision work has been provided at the end of each lecture. It is recommended that these questions form the minimum set, with additional material coming from individual supervisors and past examination questions


Lecture handouts are available from Student Administration in the Computer Laboratory (William Gates Building). A PDF version of the handouts is available for access within the domain.

Additional Material

Lecture 4, slide 6 - the description of the cost of a multi-level logic ripple carry adder was skimed over. For further details, please see the PDF additional handout ( access only) given out at the start of lecture 5.


Hardware practical classes accompany this course.


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