Switching Theory and Logical Design, 8 credits (TSIU05)

Digitalteknik, 8 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Michael Josefsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IDAT Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o
6IELK Engineering Electronics, B Sc in Engineering 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Computer Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Electronics, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

To bring knowledge of methods for structural design of digital systems, to develop an operational skill and understanding of how digital systems and common basic electrical components work. After the course the student shall be able to:

  • have knowledge of common components
  • define and discuss the terms tension, current and resistance
  • describe basic electrical circuits
  • perform basic troubleshooting of electrical circuits
  • perform measurements with meters and oscilloscopes
  • produce a specification of a digital system at the binary level.
  • Combinatorial networks shall be represented by truth tables and sequential networks by state graphs with structural methods analyze and design digital circuits.
  • The methods aim at guaranteeing correct designs as well as minimal networks implement a digital network in PLDs (Programmable Logic Devices).

Course content

Ohm's law, voltage and current dividers, Kirchoff's laws, wave forms, top-top-, average- and mean values, resistors, capacitors, tone generator, multimeters, oscilloscopes.
Number systems and codes, boolean algebra and logic gates, simplification, Karnaugh maps, combinatorial logic, synchronous sequential logic, state graphs, Mealy and Moore networks, reduction of state tables.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, lessons, laborations and seminars.


UPG1AssignmentsU, G2 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G2 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: System Design


Institutionen för systemteknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson


Michael Josefsson

Course website and other links


Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 74 h
Recommended self-study hours: 139 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Hemert, Lars-Hugo, Digitala kretsar 3


Additional literature


Hemert, Lars-Hugo, Digitala kretsar 3


UPG1 Assignments U, G 2 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 2 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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