JNTUH B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16) Detailed Syllabus Digital Logic & Pulse Circuits

Digital Logic & Pulse Circuits Detailed Syllabus for B.Tech second year second sem is covered here. This gives the details about credits, number of hours and other details along with reference books for the course.

The detailed syllabus for Digital Logic & Pulse Circuits B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16)  second year second sem is as follows.

B.Tech. II Year II Sem.    L/T/P/C
Course Code: EI402ES   4/0/0/4
Pre-requisites: Nil.

Course Objectives: This course provides in-depth knowledge of switching theory and the design techniques of digital circuits, which is the basis for design of any digital circuit. The main objectives are:

  • To learn basic techniques for the design of digital circuits and fundamental concepts used in the design of digital systems.
  • To understand common forms of number representation in digital electronic circuits and to be able to convert between different representations.
  • To implement simple logical operations using combinational logic circuits
  • To design combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits.
  • To explain the complete response of R-C and R-L-C transient circuits.
  • To explain clippers, clampers, switching characteristics of transistors and sampling gates.
  • To construct various multivibrators using transistors, and design of sweep circuits.

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Be able to manipulate numeric information in different forms, e.g. different bases, signed integers, various codes such as BCD.
  • Be able to manipulate simple Boolean expressions using the theorems and postulates of Boolean algebra and to minimize combinational functions.
  • Be able to design and analyze small combinational circuits and to use standard combinational functions/building blocks to build larger more complex circuits.
  • Be able to design and analyze small sequential circuits and devices and to use standard sequential functions/building blocks to build larger more complex circuits.
  • Understand the applications of diode as integrator, differentiator, clippers, and clamper circuits.
  • Learn various switching devices such as diode, transistor, SCR. Difference between logic gates and sampling gates
  • Design Mutivibrators for various applications, synchronization techniques and sweep circuits.

UNIT – I Number System and Boolean algebra And Switching Functions: Review of number
systems, Complements of Numbers, Codes- Binary Codes, Binary Coded Decimal Code and its Properties, Unit Distance Codes, Error Detecting and Correcting Codes. Boolean Algebra: Basic Theorems and Properties, Switching Functions, Canonical and Standard Form, Algebraic Simplification of Digital Logic Gates, Properties of XOR Gates, Universal Gates, Multilevel NAND/NOR realizations.

UNIT – II Minimization and Design of Combinational Circuits: Introduction, The Minimization of switching function using theorem, The Karnaugh Map Method-Up to Five Variable Maps, Tabular Method, Design of Combinational Logic: Adders, Subtractors, comparators, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers.

UNIT – III Sequential Machines Fundamentals and Applications: Basic Architectural Distinctions between Combinational and Sequential circuits, The Binary Cell, Fundamentals of Sequential
Machine Operation, Latches, Flip Flops: SR, JK, Race Around Condition in JK, JK Master Slave, D and T Type Flip Flops, Conversion from one type of Flip-Flop to another, Shift Registers, Operation of Shift Registers, Bidirectional Shift Registers, Design and Operation of ripple, Ring and BCD Counter, Simple operation of Asynchronous and Synchronous Counters.

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  • Switching and Finite Automata Theory- Zvi Kohavi & Niraj K. Jha, 3rd Edition, Cambridge.
  • Millman’s Pulse, Digital and Switching Waveforms –J. Millman, H. Taub and Mothiki S. Prakash Rao, 2 Ed., 2008, TMH.
  • Pulse, Switching and Digital Circuits – 5th Edition, David A. Bell, Oxford, 2015.


  • Digital Design- Morris Mano, PHI, 3rd Edition.
  • Digital Logic and State Machine Design – Comer, 3rd, Oxford, 2013.
  • Pulse and Digital Circuits – A. Anand Kumar, 2005, PHI.

For all other B.Tech 2nd Year 2nd Sem syllabus go to JNTUH B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 2nd Year 2nd Sem Course Structure for (R16) Batch.

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