Course syllabus

Design of Digital Circuits - A Systems Approach

EITF65, 9.0 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Technology Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: D2, E2
Elective for: BME4, C4, F4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about digital systems. Especially the ability to construct and analyse models is emphasised.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Introduction of basic concepts, especially state descriptions and boolean algebra. Introduction to digital circuit elements, inclusive gates, flip-flops and memory, how these are designed on the transistor level and how they are parts of digital systems. Methods for realisation of state description and combinatorial functions with digital circuits. Analyses and partitioning of digital systems for realisation in form of state machines, combinatorial blocks and memories. Use of hardware description languages, simulation and synthesis.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Examination through approved labs part, a written exam and home assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Examination.
Credits: 4.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Written exam. The module includes: The whole course.
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 4.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Passed laboratory lessons. The module includes: The course has five mandatory laboratory sessions. The last one is double work compared with the others. The lab part also includes a final mandatory test (moodle).


The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: EIT020

Reading list


Course coordinator: Per Andersson,
Course homepage:

Further information

The course is given in Swedish, but some parts can be given in English.