Digital Electronics (DE)
This course is an introduction course dealing with the concepts involved in modern circuitry. The exploration of electricity is started at the elemental level continuing through analog to digital circuitry using both computer simulation and circuit board construction. Students will take their understanding of basic logic gates and design circuits that utilize IC's and light displays to create scrolling messages and perform mathematical functions. Students will also program microchips and IC's to perform complex system controls that can be found in watches, calculators, video games, computers, and thousands of other devices. The use of these "smart" circuits is present in virtually all aspects of our lives, and its use is increasing rapidly, making digital electronics an important course of study.
(1 credit/full year)
• Suggested Grade(s) Level: 11 & 12
• No pre-requisite, but upper level Math skills recommended.
• This course may be taken as a Math credit or Applied Engineering credit.