Fall 2010, Siena College

Lab 6: TTL Circuit Introduction
Due: 10:00 AM, Friday, November 6, 2010

In this first hands-on digital logic lab, our objective is to familiarize you with the workings of the digital lab by constructing a few simple TTL circuits. You will also construct some circuits in Logisim.

Given equipment limitations, you will need to work in groups of two.

The in-lab portion of this assignment is available only as a handout, not the online version. Here is an electronic version of the Integrated Circuit Handouts you received in lab.

Logisim Problems

1. Develop a Logisim circuit that implements the 5-input AND gate using only 2-input AND gates that you wired in lab. Use Logisim "Pin" components for the inputs and output. Include your name(s) as a label in each of your circuits.
2. Develop a Logisim circuits that implements the full adder using only NAND gates that you drew in lab. Use Logisim "Pin" components for the inputs and outputs. Include your name(s) as a label in each of your circuits.
3. Starting with the circuits in the adders.circ class example circuit file, use Logisim to construct an efficient 8-bit ripple carry adder using three 4-bit ripple carry adders connected in the way we discussed in class to compute the result in about half of the time of the sraightforward 8-bit ripple carry adder. Use Logisim "Pin" components for the inputs and outputs. Take advangage of the "4bitrcadder2" circuits as building blocks, and keep inputs and internal wires grouped where possible to keep your circuit from becoming overly complex. Include your name(s) as a label in each of your circuits.

This lab is graded out of 35 points.

By 10:00 AM, Friday, November 6, 2010, submit the completed lab problem sheet (hard copy) and your Logisim circuits as attachments by email to jteresco AT siena.edu.

 Grading Breakdown Chip descriptions 2 points 5-input NAND diagram and circuit 4 points XOR diagram and circuit 4 points Half adder diagram and circuit 5 points NAND-only half adder diagram 4 points NAND-only full adder diagram 4 points Logisim circuit for 5-input AND 2 points Logisim circuit for full adder using NANDs 4 points Logisim circuit for 8-bit fast RC adder 6 points