ECEN 4573 – Spring Semester 2004 – Thursdays 8:00-11:50 AM
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Instructor: Thompson R. Brown TA: Joshua Stone TA: David Wolpoff

Course Introduction

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.