ES 210: "Digital Circuit & Logic Design"

Spring 2011
Section 002 #2894 Laboratory

Instructor: Shahram Marivani

Days: Thursdays
Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: Salazar 2003
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. in Salazar #2009A (by Dr. Jagan Agrawal).

Office hours: By appointment
Phone: (707) 664-2150
Office location: Salazar 2002
E-Mail: shahram dot marivani at sonoma dot edu

Course description:

Hands-on experience for logic gates, combinatorial logic, analysis and design of combinatorial circuits, electronic circuits for various logic gates, Flip-flops, registers, and counters, sequential circuits and state machines

Reference Text Book:

Digital Design, 4th edition
M. Morris Mano
Prentice Hall, 2007, ISBN-10: 0-13-198924-3; ISBN-13: 9780131989245

Grading Policy:

Attendance 15%
Lab Reports 40%
Midterm Practicum 20%
Final Practicum 25%


I reserve the right to change a grade based on certain subjective factors such as attendance, participation, interest and integrity as a student.

Experiment Schedule:

  1. Basic Logic Circuits
  2. NAND Gates and Logical Networks
  3. Simplification of Boolean Functions
  4. Exclusive-OR and Exclusive-NOR gates
  5. Decoders and Demultiplexers
  6. Code Converters
  7. Multiplexers
  8. Adders and Subtractors
  9. Flip-Flops
  10. Sequential Logic Analysis
  11. 555 Timer
  12. Binary Counters and Shift Registers

Data Sheets:

7400, 7402, 7404, 7408, 7410, 7411, 7420, 7432, 7447, 7448, 7473, 7476, 7483, 7486, 74153, 74155, 74157, 74192, 74193, 74194, 74266, 555, MAN72 and MAN74 


Experiment Reports:

Each report is due one week after the completion of the experiment. The reports must be typed or printed. The report format should contain the following:


The TITLE PAGE shall contain your name (all lab partners), name of the experiment, and the date.


This section shall contain and discuss the goals and objectives of the experiment.


This part shall describe the steps in which the experiment is conducted, components and equipment used and how the data is acquired. The prelab calculations, if any, are also presented here. The reproductions of the graphs and tables into which raw measurements were placed. Calculations, which led to the results, shall also be presented here.


The results shall be interpreted and discussed here. Conclusions shall also be drawn here based on results and discussions.