Welcome to the DIGI 210 Site. Be sure to bookmark this page and check it often for important announcements.
November 19, 2017: Our last assignment of the semester:Assignment 4 released. Due on Wednesday November 29th at the start of the theory class (late is anytime after the start of class and the assignment will not be accepted).
November 5, 2017: Assignment 3 released. Due on Wednesday November 15th at the start of the theory class (late is anytime after the start of class and the assignment will not be accepted). Please read the instructions carefully.
October 15, 2017: Mid-Term test on Wednesday November 1. See the Assessments page for details.
October 15, 2017: Assignment 2 released. Due on Wednesday October 25th at the start of the theory class. Please read the instructions carefully.
September 25, 2017: Assignment 1 released. Due on Wednesday October 4th at the start of the theory class. Please read the instructions carefully.
September 2017: Welcome to the ENT DIGI-210 course web site. This section of the site will contain special announcements. Please take a few minutes to explore the site and to read the information posted below.
We will start with the basics of digital logic and in a few short weeks you'll be capable of designing and building basic logic circuits. By the end of the semester you'll be designing more complex logic systems such as digital alarm circuits with multiple inputs and timing elements, part of which will be on a programmable logic chip.
I am confident that you will enjoy this class.
Please do not skip classes or labs. We move at a fairly fast pace but if you attend classes and labs you will not be left behind. Theory builds on theory, and the theory and lab classes are carefully timed to be mutually supportive. Please meet with me if you are having any difficulties. See the instructor page for contact information.
I wrote this in week 8 last year for learning Flip-Flops:
The official course outline has been emailed to you. Recommend keeping a copy for your personal records.
This first semester course addresses the foundations of Digital Electronics, including binary values, basic logic elements, logic expressions and manipulation, latches and flip flops, monostables and basic counters. You will develop skills designing, building, implementing and troubleshooting basic digital logic circuits. Theory and lab will be supported through the use of IC's, simulation software and programmable logic.
The recommended course textbook is Tocci – Digital Systems: Principles and Applications, 11th Edition (2011) Pearson Prentice Hall publisher, ISBN: 0-13-510382-7. This textbook will also be used in semester 2. I selected this book after reviewing several different texts for appropriate technical depth and good writing style. If you cannot afford this textbook there are options such as renting or buying it used. The digital electronics course addresses basic concepts so if you are really strapped for cash, any college-level digital textbook written in the last 15 years will do. I do not assign exercises from the textbook.
Due to the amount of materials to transport between classes, the textbook is meant for at-home reading and will not be required in the classroom. Reading assignments including page numbers are posted on this site. The slides and presentations on this site are meant to be used in conjunction with in-class presentations and are not meant to replace the textbook.
This course consists of:
All assignments, exams and in-class work are mandatory to meet the minimum requirements for successful completion of this course.
Learners will be evaluated on the basis of:
It is mandatory that a student achieve a passing grade in the technical component (out of 85) to pass the course.
*Please note the number of labs may vary based on holidays. The instructor will advise on the lab deadlines. All required labs must be completed.
As a student learning a career skill, it is important to develop the theoretical, practical and professional skills that are required for a successful career.
Learners are evaluated on professionalism including:
(Please refer to the Student Policies Manual for details.)
"The policy of the Board of Governors is to expect student attendance in all aspects of every program."
Lab and Theory classes have attendance requirements (detailed in the Course Outline).
E-Learning specific guidelines are available in the ICT Student Guide and in your Laptop Agreement.
While in class, students are not permitted to distract either the instructor or other students in any way. For instance:
The Freedom Of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP) does not permit instructors to share marks or other student-specific information. We cannot transfer such information via Email or the telephone. If you want to determine your status in a course, please discuss it in-person with the instructor.
Instructors are available to meet with you one-on-one, based on individual schedules. Plan your time, and book early. See the Instructor Page of this site for more details.
Assignments and Labs:
Assignments and Labs are expected to be done on an individual basis unless otherwise specified. Copying assignments, EWB files or labs is regarded as plagiarizm and will be dealt with accordingly.
There are tutoring services available at SAIT. Check the mysait web site for schedules and availability, or speak with the instructor.
Skill Training (Recommended):
SAIT's Learning Skills Center offers many short seminars on important skills such as effective studying, notetaking, time managment, personal budgeting, test writing tips, how to deal with stress and other topics. Check out the mysait web site for details.
SAIT has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft. This means that you have access to a selection of free Microsoft software as long as you are a student. Here is a link to the portal where you can access the software (note: do not hit the "enter" key after entering your password).. Please be sure to read the EULAs. https://eacademy.ict.sait.ca