The purpose of this course is to get laboratory experience in the systematic design, construction,
operation, and documentation of digital systems. To accomplish this, the class will divide
into groups of 3 to 5 members that will work together for the entire semester. The result
of the course will
be a reliably operating, stand-alone digital system, together with publication quality
technical documentation. Students will use microprocessor components to construct a useful
microprocessor-based system. The final project will be demonstrated to the world at large
at the ECE Capstone Lab Computer Expo on April 29th.
Note that all eight ECEN core courses are prerequisites and not corequisites of this course. Those
core courses are ECEN 2250, 2260, 3250, 2120, 3100, 3300, 3400, and 3810. ECEN 4593 is
highly recommended for ECEN 4573. Any student not meeting the requirements will not be
allowed to remain registered
for the course. Each team must agree on a design objective. The tentative version of
the design objective should be stated as simply as possible (maximum one full page) and
mailed to the instructor (via email) by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 21st.