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About the Course

This course gives you a complete insight into the modern design of digital systems fundamentals from an eminently practical point of view. Unlike other more "classic" digital circuits courses, our interest focuses more on the system than on the electronics that support it. This approach will allow us to lay the foundation for the design of complex digital systems. You will learn a set of design methodologies and will use a set of (educational-oriented) computer-aided-design tools (CAD) that will allow you not only to design small and medium size circuits, but also to access to higher level courses covering so exciting topics as application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) design or computer architecture, to give just two examples. Course topics are complemented with the design of a simple processor, introduced as a transversal example of a complex digital system. This example will let you understand and feel comfortable with some fundamental computer architecture terms as the instruction set, microprograms and microinstructions. After completing this course you will be able to: * Design medium complexity digital systems. * Understand the description of digital systems using high-level languages such as VHDL. * Understand how computers operate at their most basic level (machine language)....

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RT

Jul 22, 2020

This was my 4th online course and I am pretty sure this was my best experience. Everything was covered in detail and yet very precisely. Thanks to both coursera and UAB for this course.

SN

Mar 21, 2020

Pretty awesome, the course gives you a good understanding of all basic concepts and the practice, extra and graded problems make you intimately familiar with its applications.

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By Isaac K

May 17, 2020

Good material and coverage, good interactive quizzes in videos and end quizzes. The software on the virtual machine is a little rough to navigate at first and is pretty finicky however. Would find a way of incorporating the assignments in a better software.

By Luan D

Mar 12, 2018

Overall, it is a helpful and nice course introducing knowledge about digital circuits. While some parts could be improved, such as more explicit examples in the videos or including some VHDL practice exercises. Thanks.

By John J V

May 04, 2020

Everything about the basics of Digital Electronics was clearly explained, touching almost all areas. I faced a little bit difficulty in following the English accent of some instructors.

By muratali m

Mar 20, 2017

Very nice introductory course, broad explanation of traditional logic gates and synthesis tools. Graded Exercises and Practice exercises are chosen perfectly to grasp the topic

By Pavan R

Apr 21, 2017

This is a very good course for experts as well as beginners . Quiz assignments were very challenging . I like the concept of practice and solved quiz

By GAVINI H

May 13, 2020

It is really helpfull for the individuals who want to be perfect in digital design. And also can learn the basic processor design.

By praneethsharma

Aug 16, 2020

Questions are good. It's better if they provide your way of solving the quiz questions and practice questions

By Padmakar

Oct 15, 2017

Great for getting back in touch with the subject. And it's design with the industry needs in mind.

By Adhiraj H S

Feb 18, 2018

the theory questions in week 6 and 8 quizes were not covered properly in the material

By KI A

Feb 17, 2020

the course is very interresting to get started with digital systems design

By Alen C

May 02, 2020

The VHDL part was not upto the mark. The rest of the course was okay.

By Milind A

Jun 20, 2020

Helpful for basic understanding of digital circuit design

By Neha G

Jul 11, 2020

basic course for understanding to digital electronics

By Little F

Sep 12, 2019

It's a little hard to learn in 6,7,8 weeks.

By Yash S

May 25, 2020

Thanks for the well structured course

By Abdul A M

Jun 20, 2018

It was a good refresher course.

By G S T K

Jun 05, 2020

Good course but very tough .

By Nishant J

Oct 10, 2020

The course was really good.

By Omar Y H

Jan 05, 2017

Nice detailed slides!

By satvik n

Apr 07, 2019

ACHA THA

By ZAOUDI O

Aug 31, 2018

Enchanté

By Jerry L

May 22, 2018

I wanted to refresh what I learned in undergrad, believing that I was now interested in exploring a career change from software development to designing embedded systems. The time commitment required is much greater than advertised. First, the weekly lectures frequently skimmed passed material that will be tested in the associated quiz, forcing you to scour the forums and Google to expand on the material (ex: cube notation). Second, the way the quizzes were crafted were borderline cheap shots at making the class difficult. For example, weeks seven thru eight's practice quizzes would have problems of a certain type, only so that the graded quiz would list problems of a completely different type. What was the point of practicing then? Third, the VM for the circuit diagramming labs was so locked down, you couldn't increase the display resolution so many hours are wasted squinting at the monitor to move the cursor literally 1-2 pixels over lest a signal isn't actually connected. All these factors contribute to making the time commitment realistically >= 5 hours per week for the practice and graded quizzes alone, as you will be redoing them multiple times. Overall, I would recommend you find another reputable university to cover Digital Systems.

By André M S

Jun 18, 2020

Very theoretical, but at the same time, goes deep into real-world considerations of digital circuit design, like gate delays and physical. This is what I appreciate about the course.

However, the grading is too archaic for some questions. The VM-based digital design quizzes were great, and the software used is well documented, but the multiple choice questions are a bit contrived. It would be better if there was some way to also grade the final processor design, like in nand2tetris.

Also the intructors' speaking gets downright incomprehensible at certain points.

By debasish k

Oct 14, 2017

I was really helpful by the advance of this course.I an VLSI student got an understanding of designing of the processor.But it might have been more compact and good if the "TEST BENCH " of the design is also included with it .

Thanks for your effort .

By RAHUL K V

May 28, 2020

The presentation can be improved. The VHDL part is very poor need to improve that portion of the course. But the digital portion is good with all the assignments and quiz. But the course was not upto expectation.