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Digital Electronics (DE)

Course Number: 80874
Subject: Manufacturing, Engineering & Techonology
Major/Program of Study: PLTW Engineering
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games and computers. Students use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. They design circuits to solve problems, export their designs to a printed circuit auto-routing program that generates printed circuit boards, and use appropriate components to build their designs. Students use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems. This course covers several topics, including: analog and digital fundamentals; number systems and binary addition; logic gates and functions; Boolean algebra and circuit design; and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers. Prerequisites and other notes: IED (80872), POE (80871). Grade 10 and 11.