1st Edition

Lectures on Digital Design Principles

By Pinaki Mazumder, Idongesit E. Ebong Copyright 2023
    280 Pages 60 Color & 153 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    280 Pages 60 Color & 153 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    Lectures on Digital Design Principles provides students an accessible reference for engaging with the building blocks of digital logic design. The book is an aggregation of lectures for an introductory course and provides a conversational style to better engage with students. Since the text is developed from lectures, important and foundational concepts are highlighted without tedious proofs. With respect to subject matter, students are introduced to different methods of abstracting digital systems, along with the strengths and weaknesses of these different methods. For example, Boolean logic can be represented as algebraic equations, gate level diagrams, switching circuits, truth tables, etc. Strengths and drawbacks to these representations are discussed in the context of Boolean minimization and electronic design automation. The text also delves into dynamic behavior of digital circuits with respect to timing in combinational circuits and state transitions in sequential circuits.

    1. Introduction

    2. Numeral Systems and BCD Codes

    3. Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates

    4. Timing Diagrams

    5. Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates: Part I

    6. Combinational Logic Design Techniques: Part II

    7. Combinational Logic Minimization

    8. Combinational Building Blocks

    9. Foundations of Sequential Design: Part I

    10. Foundations of Sequential Design: Part II


    Pinaki Mazumder is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor. He was for six years with industrial R&D centers that included AT&T Bell Laboratories, where in 1985 he started the CONES Project the first C modeling-based very large scale integration (VLSI) synthesis tool at India’s premier electronics company, Bharat Electronics, Ltd, India. Here, he developed several high-speed and high-voltage analog integrated circuits intended for consumer electronics products. He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 technical papers and four books on various aspects of VLSI research works. His current research interests include current problems in nanoscale CMOS VLSI design, computer-aided design tools, and circuit designs for emerging technologies, including quantum MOS and resonant tunneling devices, semiconductor memory systems, and physical synthesis of VLSI chips. Dr. Mazumder is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008). He is a recipient of the Digitals Incentives for Excellence Award, BF Goodrich National Collegiate Invention Award, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Research Excellence Award.

    Idongesit E. Ebong, Ph.D. is a patent agent at Nixon Peabody in Chicago. He practices in the technical areas of electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research areas included digital/analog integrated circuit design, focused primarily on non-traditional devices like memristors and tunneling transistors for low power applications. Leveraging his background, he helps clients protect inventions in computer architecture and networks, digital and analog circuits, software systems, microfabrication equipment design, MEMS sensors, machine learning, and telecommunications.