Course detail

Pulse and Digital Techniques

FEKT-CICTAcad. year: 2017/2018

Course is focused to two domains: impulse and digital techniques. Students become familiar with the analog circuits, used for transmission and processing of nonlinear systems. Further, students get the theoretical and experimental experiences with design and implementation of the combinational and sequential systems. Part of the course is the programing in VHDL language and its application for programmable logical devices.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able: (a) memorize and describe the basic properties of impulse and digital devices, (b) design a nonlinear system for transmission and processing impulse signals, (c) design a combinational system, (d) design an asynchronous and synchronous subsystem, (e) program the basic structures in VHDL language, (f) use digital devices.


Fundamentals of electronic devices (passive, semiconductors) and Boolean algebra are the pre-requisites.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FRÝZA, T. Pulse and digital techniques. Lectures [online]. 2016 [cit. 2016-07-10]. Available at elearning web pages. (EN)
FRÝZA, T., KOLOUCH, J., KOLKA, Z., KUBÍČEK, M., ŠOTNER, R. Pulse and digital techniques. Computer exercises [online]. 2016 [cit. 2016-07-10]. Available at elearning web pages. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and computer exercises. Students have to defense one group projects during the course. All learning materials are available at elearning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Individual project during semester (24 points), writen tests (16 points), and final examination (60 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Impulse signals in linear and nonlinear systems.
2. Switching diodes and transistors in pulse circuits.
3. Voltage comparators and multivibrators.
4. Introduction to digital systems.
5. Realization of combinational logic functions.
6. Introduction to sequential systems.
7. Asynchronous and synchronous systems.
8. Finite state machines.
9. Realization of digital integrated circuits.
10. Introduction to VHDL language.


The aim of the course is to present the fundamentals of the impulse and digital devices and to present the practical approaches of combinational, asynchronous, and synchronous systems design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer