What to Expect on the Midterm Exam
- The midterm exam will have two parts: a written part and a hands-on
lab part. You’ll have one entire class period to complete the exam.
- The Written Part will cover material
that you’ve studied in Unit 1 through Unit 5 (in other words, Chapters 1, 2, and 4 of the textbook).
- All problems will
be similar to problems on Homework #1 through Homework #5, or to the practice sheets that we did in class.
- I’ll give you a copy of the ASCII table from the textbook.
- On the Lab Part, here are the things I may ask you to
- In Quartus, design and build
circuits using both schematic entry and text entry.
- Simulate your circuits.
- Download your circuits to the DE2-115, and then use switches and LEDs to obtain experimental truth tables
for these circuits.
- You will be allowed to use:
- One 8.5"-by-11" page of notes (with writing on one side only), written in
your own hand.
- A calculator (no cell phones), except for the written part’s questions covering number
systems. (You’ll need to be able to do decimal-binary conversions manually, without a calculator.)
- The DE2-115 User Manual (either your own printed copy or an electronic copy saved on your computer’s hard drive).
- Quartus II on your desktop computer (no laptop computers), and any Quartus files from previous labs that you’ve saved on the computer’s hard drive (no flash drives).
- You will not be allowed to use:
- Any notes other than the one page mentioned above.
- The Internet or any software other than Quartus II.
- Cell phones, laptop computers, or flash drives.