ECE 252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Module 16. Computer Circuits


Course Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this course will be able to:

Module Objectives/Outcomes: Students who complete this module will be able to:

  1. Convert binary numbers to decimal.
  2. Convert decimal numbers to binary.
  3. Sketch and label computer components, including MOSFETs, DRAM cells, 3-state buffers, and D flip flops.
  4. Calculate the output of an A-to-D converter, including when the input is out of range.
  5. Calculate the required sampling rate of an A-to-D converter.
  6. Determine the appropriate memory technology for a given application.
  7. Determine the appropriate processor type (microcontroller or microprocessor) for a given application.
  8. Identify and describe the technologies used in modern microprocessors.
  9. Describe the consequences of Moore's Law.

Assignment:

Select an option:

Reading

* Lesson 16 Computer Circuits. [Module Objectives 1-9]

Streaming Videos

* Video L16-1 Computer Circuits Part 1. [Module Objective 3]



* Video L16-2 Computer Circuits Part 2. [Module Objective 3 and 6]



* Video L16-3 DRAM Details. [Module Objective 3]



* Video L16-4 RC Three-State Devices. [Module Objectives 1-9]



* Video L16-5 Analog to Digital Conversion. [Module Objectives 4 and 5]



* Video L16-6 Signal Conditioning Example. [Module Objectives 4 and 5]



* Video L16-7 Microprocessor History Part 1. [Module Objectives 7 and 8]



* Video L16-8 Microprocessor History Part 2. [Module Objectives 7 and 8]



* Video L16-9 Microprocessor History Part 3. [Module Objectives 7, 8 and 9]



* Video L16-10 Flip Flops. [Module Objective 3]



* Video L16-11 Review. [Module Objectives 3-9]



Videos for Download

* Video L16-1 Computer Circuits Part 1. [Module Objective 3]
* Video L16-2 Computer Circuits Part 2. [Module Objective 3 and 6]
* Video L16-3 DRAM Details. [Module Objective 3]
* Video L16-4 Three-State Devices. [Module Objectives 1-9]
* Video L16-5 Analog to Digital Conversion. [Module Objectives 4 and 5]
* Video L16-6 Signal Conditioning Example. [Module Objectives 4 and 5]
* Video L16-7 Microprocessor History Part 1. [Module Objectives 7 and 8]
* Video L16-8 Microprocessor History Part 2. [Module Objectives 7 and 8]
* Video L16-9 Microprocessor History Part 3. [Module Objectives 7, 8 and 9]
* Video L16-10 Flip Flops. [Module Objective 3]
* Video L16-11 Review. [Module Objectives 3-9]

Bonus Material

* Microprocessors through the Ages (Power Point)

* Modern Microprocessors: A 90-Minute Guide

Tutorial

* Tutorial 16 Computer Circuits. [Module Objectives 1-9]

Homework

* Homework 16. Computer Circuits. [Module Objectives 1-9]

Practice Quiz

* Practice Quiz 16. [Module Objectives 1-9]
* Practice Quiz 16 Solution. [Module Objectives 1-9]