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Author Toribio Destro, F.H. ♦ Costa, R. ♦ Iaione, F.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Digital circuits ♦ Software ♦ Light emitting diodes ♦ Probes ♦ Hardware ♦ Logic gates ♦ Pins ♦ low cost ♦ computerized instrumentation ♦ digital circuits
Abstract The first digital circuits course becomes a lot more interesting for students when it involves practical experiments in the laboratory. Motivation is higher when students use old digital integrated circuits, such as the TTL7400 or CMOS4000 families, and construct circuits on solderless breadboards. The handling of these circuits containing logic gates is more motivating than using a digital circuit simulator software or an FPGA, which looks like a black box for beginner students. To verify the built circuit's operation on the solderless breadboard, with a digital integrated circuit, it is necessary to generate input signals and display the output signals, as well as a probe in order to check the logic level at any point in the circuit. For this, there are two options: using didactic modules for experiments with digital circuits, or generating input signals with switches and showing the output signals with LEDs. The former has the disadvantage of relatively high cost. The latter has the drawback of inserting many other problems when building a digital circuit using breadboards. As a low-cost alternative, this paper presents a virtual instrument that consists of an Arduino and a software, which allows experiments using digital integrated circuits.
Description Author affiliation: Fac. of Comput., Fed. Univ. of Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil (Toribio Destro, F.H.; Costa, R.; Iaione, F.)
ISBN 9781479984541
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-10-21
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 955.74 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library