Digital Circuits

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermWintersemester 2020/21
Language of instructionGerman


Admission information


Participants will get a deep understanding of digital CMOS circuits, including dynamic circuits, asynchronous circuits, reconfigurable logic, and fault tolerant circuits, as well as basic understanding of alternative digital circuits, including bipolar and GaAs circuits.


Digital CMOS circuits (dynamic circuits, pass transistor logic, clock distribution); alternative digital circuits (bipolar, BiCMOS, GaAs circuits); synchronous and asynchronous circuits; reconfigurable logic (static and dynamic reconfiguration); fault tolerance (fault detection and correction, transient and permanent errors)


required: EI0004 Digitaltechnik

Teaching and learning methods

Learning method: In addition to the individual methods of the students consolidated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in exercises, tutorials and hands-on laboratories. Teaching method: During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are held in a student-centered way (hands-on exercises). The lecture is given via internet and is complemented by online Q&A sessions. The exercises will be done online via live video sessions.


The assessment is done via a written online exercise of 60 minutes duration.

Recommended literature

- J. Rabaey "Digital Integrated Circuits - A Design Perspective", Prentice Hall - J. Wakerley "Digital Design - Principles and Practices", Prentice Hall - H. Lipp; J. Becker "Grundlagen der Digitaltechnik", Oldenburg - H. Klarr, "Integrierte Digitale Schaltungen MOS/BICMOS", Springer - U. Tietze, C. Schenk "Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik", Springer