Arbeitsgruppe Technische Informatik

Digital Systems (For Master Students in Digital Commmunications)3


Instructor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schimmler

Thurs, 08:15 - 09:45, LMS2 - R.Ü2

oral examination: 17.02.2014, HRS3-R. 510


Tutor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schimmler
Time/Place:  Thurs, 10:00-11:00,  CAP4-R.1304b


Recommended skills: school knowledge in mathematics and physics



After attending this lecture in Digital Systems, the students should be able to analyse, develop and optimize simple digital circuits. Furthermore, they will learn the interaction between all components of a simple processor and know which switching processes occur within a processor during the execution of an operation in assembly language. In a methodical way, the principle of abstraction of multiple layers in designing digital hardware is taught. With respect to theoretical informatics, boolean functions are handled as well as finite combinatorial circuits and sequential circuits


Recommended Literature:

  • Wuttke, Henke: Schaltsysteme, Pearson Studium, ISBN 3-827-37035-3
  • Merzenich, Zeidler: Informatik für Ingenieure, Teubner, ISBN 3-519-02943-x
  • Herrmann: Rechnerarchitektur, Vieweg, ISBN 3-528-25598-6
  • Klar: Digitale Rechenautomaten, de Gryter, ISBN 0-387-05303-4
  • Lagemann: Rechnerstrukturen, Springer, ISBN 3-540-17618-7


  • Number Systems and Number Representation in Computers
  • Fundamentals of Digital Circuits
  • The MOS Transistor
  • CMOS Technology and CMOS Gates
  • Combinatorial Circuits
  • Flip Flops
  • Sequential Circuits
  • Arithmetic Logical Unit (ALU)
  • Memory
  • The DLX Processor
  • Assembler