What to Expect on the Final Exam
- The final exam will have two parts: a written part
and a hands-on lab part. You'll have three hours and twenty minutes
total to complete the exam.
- Before you start the exam, you'll turn in your course portfolio,
which I'll grade while you're taking the exam. A page in the syllabus
tells how I want you to organize your portfolio, so it would be
a good idea to review this page now.
- The Written Part will cover material
that you've studied in Unit 1 through Unit 14.
- All problems will
be similar to problems on Homework #1 through Homework #14, or
to the practice sheets that we did in class. I will give
you a copy of the function table for the 74181 ALU chip.
- On the Lab Part, here are the things I may ask you to
- On the breadboard, in Multisim, and in Quartus II, build
circuits using logic gates, decoders, encoders, multiplexers,
demultiplexers, flip-flops, counters, and shift
- Use a logic probe or LEDs to obtain experimental truth tables
for these circuits.
- Use a digital oscilloscope to display and measure waveforms
in a circuit. Initially the oscilloscope's controls
will be misadjusted, and you'll have to adjust the
controls to get a good display.
- You will not be allowed to use a calculator
on the written part's questions covering number
systems (decimal, binary,
hexadecimal, and two's-complement binary).
You will be
allowed to use a calculator (no cell phones) on all other sections
of the written and lab parts.
- You will be allowed to use
two 8.5"-by-11" pages of notes (either two sides of one
sheet, or two sheets with writing on one side only), written in your own hand. On the written part you will not be
allowed to use other notes or books, but on the lab exam you may
refer to your lab handouts and the Altera board's user manual for help in using Quartus II and the