Essentials of Digital Technology Training

Essentials of Digital Technology Training


Essentials of Digital Technology Training Course Description

This two-day Essentials of Digital Technology Training provides a comprehensive overview of digital design fundamentals. You learn design essentials while gaining a working knowledge of how real-world digital systems are implemented on the manufacturing floor. The course identifies how to interpret integrated circuit specifications, understand basic circuit assembly, and manufacturing processes; and acquire a familiarity with the applications of digital building block ICs in practical electronic systems. This course is designed for customer/sales associates, marketing and product line representatives, patent attorneys, and other supervisors and managers seeking a background in the fundamentals in order to gain a concise summary of the essential terms and concepts. You will acquire knowledge of digital systems to enhance your professional performance and thereby help your company to understand how digital systems are designed and implemented. This class includes the text “Digital Electronics” by Tokheim plus a supplementary 76-page text.

Essentials of Digital Technology TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:2 days

Skills Gained:

Digital Electronics: Uses and purposes for digital electronics.

Numbers used in Digital Electronics: Device Construction and Integrated Circuits: Why do digital electronics use binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbering systems.

Digital IC Basics: Basic building blocks of binary logic.

Binary Logic Gates: Types and functions of logic gates.

Using Binary Logic Gates: How they are used to build more complex functions.

IC Specification and Simple Interfacing: Understanding the voltage & current disciplines when interfacing logic gates.

Encoding, Decoding, and Seven-Segment Displays: How they work and are used for the man/machine interfacing.

Flip-Flops: Types and why they are the basic building block of memories.

Counters: Ripple, mod-10, synchronous, up-down and self-stopping, counters as frequency dividers, TTL and CMOS IC counters.

Shift Registers: Basic logic devices for accomplishing many software functions.

Arithmetic Circuits: The heart of all computer operations, weather performing software functions or automating a hardware function like the automatic automobile.

Memories: The main element of providing faster computing and building ever complex digital systems.

Revisiting the PC: How the PC functions from a more detailed viewpoint.

Connecting with Analog Devices: D/A Conversion: basic and ladder type, operational amplifiers and A/D Converters

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Digital Electronics

What is a digital circuit?
Why use digital circuits?

Numbers Used in Digital Electronics

Counting in decimal and binary; place value
Binary to decimal conversion
Decimal to binary conversion

Digital IC Basics

Device construction and processes
Diodes and transistors, FETs
Common integrated circuit types
MOS devices – CMOS, NMOS, PMOS, PLDs and FPGAs

Binary Logic Gates

AND, OR, inverter, buffer, NAND, NOR, and exclusive OR
Multi-input gates
Practical TTL and CMOS logic gates

Using Binary Logic Gates

Boolean expressions
Constructing circuits
Sample problems for simplifying Boolean expressions
Drawing a circuit from a maxterm/minterm expression
Using Vitch Diagrams and Karnaugh Maps for logic minimization

IC Specifications and Simple Interfacing

Logic levels and noise margins
Specifications for MOS and CMOS digital ICs
Interfacing TTL and CMOS with switches, LED and logic interfacing

Encoding, Decoding, and 7-Segment Displays

Codes (8241, BCD, Gray, and ASCII) encoders
BCD-to-7 segment decoder/drivers
Liquid crystal displays
Using CMOS to drive and LCB display


R-S and clocked R-S
Flip-flop operations
D and J-K flip-flops and Schmitt triggers

*Counter Types:

*ipple, Mod-10, Synchronous, up-down and self stopping
Counters as frequency dividers
TTL and CMOS IC counters

Shift Registers

Serial load/serial shift
Parallel load/parallel dump
Serial load/parallel dump
Parallel load/serial shift

Arithmetic Circuits

Half and full adders
Arithmetic logic units
Designing a half adder


Random access memory (RAM), static, and dynamic RAM ICs, RAM mechanization, read only memory (ROM)
Using a ROM and programmable read only memory (PROM), other memory devices
Non-volatile read/write memory, microprocessor memory
Operation and programming of ROM, PROM, EPROM, and flash RAM

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