Lecturer (assistant)
Duration5 SWS
TermWintersemester 2021/22
Language of instructionGerman


Admission information


After completing the module, students will be able to understand basic circuit concepts of digital logic and function blocks, to analyze their interaction, to evaluate functionality and to develop simple blocks themselves. Performance-optimized implementations of multistage combinatorial logic blocks as well as finite state machines (FSMs) can be derived, evaluated and developed using the design principles of pipeline and parallel processing. Furthermore, the students acquire a basic understanding of the operation of MOS transistors and their application in CMOS circuits.In addition, students get a basic understanding in the functionality, composition and application of MOS transistors and CMOS circuitry.


Fundamentals of digital information representation, processing and storage: basic model for functional behavior of MOSFET transistors, current equations, delay time and dynamic power loss. Circuit-technical realization of arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication) as well as the synthesis of two- and multi-stage combinatorial operations (conjunction, disjunction, negation) and sequential switching operations from elementary basic components (logic gates, registers, MOSFET transistors). Logic optimization of combinatorial switching networks. Techniques for improving the information throughput of clocked, sequential switching devices by means of assembly line and parallel processing. Role and design of finite state machines as control units of various practical applications.



Teaching and learning methods

In the lectures, the technical content will be introduced by means of a lecture and a PowerPoint presentation and will be illustrated immediately by means of smaller calculation examples or derivations, which are manually introduced into the PowerPoint slides. This material is made available to students through Moodle. In addition, students are actively encouraged to ask questions, which is also being enthusiastically received. Central exercises and tutorial exercises are also carried out with tablet and table address and also deepen the lecture contents by calculating tasks as well as supported solving of exercises. The lecture is structured into a presentation and associated tutorials. The lecture and exercises are given in hybrid form. All sessions are accessible in a live-stream via internet. Additionally, a rotating subset of students can attend the lecture and exercises in the lecture hall.


written final exam (written, 60 minutes, retake in the same semester)

Recommended literature

- U. Tietze, Ch. Schenk, ""Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik"", Springer, 2002 - H. Lipp, J. Becker, ""Grundlagen der Digitaltechnik"", Oldenbourg, 2008 - J. Rabaey, ""Digital Integrated Circuits - A Design Perspective"", Prentice Hall, 2003 - J. Wakerly, ""Digital Design – Principles and Practices"", Prentice Hall, 2006 "



Begleitend zur Vorlesung wird eine wöchentlich stattfindende Übung angeboten.

Die Lösung der Aufgaben, wie Sie in der Übung vorgerrechnet wird, wird jeweils kurz nach der Übung ebenfalls im Moodle Kurs der Vorlesung veröffentlicht.


Zusätzlich zur Vorlesung und zur Zentralübung werden 14 Tutorübungen pro Woche angeboten. Die Tutorübungen werden von Studierenden höherer Semester abgehalten.

Die Termine entnehmen Sie bitte dem Moodle Kurs der Vorlesung. Die Musterlösungen werden ebendfalls über den Moodle Kurs veröffentlicht.

Es wird empfohlen die Tutorübungen vorab zu Hause zu rechnen.