Di­git­al Design


The Lecture introduces techniques for the design of digital circuits and systems. It faces designs from gate level till register transfer level. Techniques and methods taught in the lecture will be applied in practical exercises.


  • Description of information and error correcting codes
  • Boolean algebra
  • Gates and combinational circuits
  • Logic optimization
  • State machines
  • Arithmetic units as design example
  • Designs at register transfer level
  • Hardware description languages and design with VHDL
  • ...


  • J. P. Hayes, "Introduction to Digital Logic Design," Addison-Wesley, 1993, ISBN 0-201-15461-7
  • J. F. Wakerly, "Digital Design," 4th Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2007
  • Jürgen Reichhardt, „Lehrbuch Digitaltechnik – Eine Einführung mit VHDL“, Oldenbourg, 2009


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Old exams

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Module group 

Computer Engineering (Bachelor): Technische Informatik

Elektrotechnik (Bachelor): Technische Informatik für Elektrotechniker

Informatik (Bachelor): Digital Design and Rechnerarchitektur

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Prof. Dr. Marco Platzner

Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

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