Course detail

Digital Electronics 1

FEKT-CICTAcad. year: 2019/2020

aCourse is focused to digital technique. Students become familiar with the basic parts of digital devices and Boolean algebra. The course is dedicated to the design of combinatorial systems, forms of interpretation and realization. Further, the course is focused to sequential devices and microcontrollers. All blocks and gates are described in VHDL language as well, therefore students get practical experiences with a hardware description language.

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

Project and tests during semester, laboratory, final examination.

The exam will performed remotely.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to digital systems, Boolean algebra. Main logic gates, functions and time diagrams.
2. Karnaugh map. Digital design with logic gates 1.
3. Digital design with logic gates 2. Sequential circuits, flip flops.
4. Sequential circuits, timig, metastability, synchronous digital design. Advanced digital circuits.
5. Finite state machines, diagrams, architecture, design.
6. Principles of design of digital circuits and systems. Programmable logic circuits and VHDL language.
7. Microcontrollers.


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



19 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer