Introductory course in digital logic and its specification and simulation. Number systems. Binary arithmetic. Boolean algebra. Combinational logic design. Sequential logic design (controllers). Data path components (e.g. Registers, adders, register files, etc.). Memory components (e.g. RAM, ROM). Register-transfer level (RTL) design.

 Course Prerequisites

 CSC125 (Introduction to Computing)  

Course Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Convert numbers from one base to another, and add/subtract numbers represented in binary and twos complement form. [ABET a].
  • Apply the principles of Boolean algebra to design digital circuits. [ABET a].
  • Analyze and design combinational and sequential logic circuits. [ABET c].
  • Design special-purpose processors using RTL design. [ABET a, c].
  • Describe and use memory components (e.g. RAM, ROM, etc.). [ABET a].
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) tools for digital logic design with FPGAs as the implementation technology. (Lab) [ABET i].
  • Work effectively in teams. (Lab) [ABET d].
  • Communicate effectively. (Lab) [ABET f]. 

In the mid-1990s, a group of distinguished Kuwaiti academicians and businessmen realized the vital importance of establishing a modern university in Kuwait equal in quality to other prestigious universities abroad and to serve the ever-increasing educational demands of the local society and the Gulf region. Its primary purpose was to prepare generations of young leaders and professionals for the demands of a new global technological era.

In January 1997, Kuwaiti Academic Group, comprised of 41 faculty members from Kuwait University, was established to lay the foundation for the proposed "University of the Future." Their studies culminated in the vision of "Gulf University for Science and Technology" (GUST).z

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