Digital Fundamentals: A Systems Approach offers unique coverage of digital technology with a system emphasis, providing a fundamental grounding in the basic concepts of digital technology and systems reinforced by an abundance of illustrations, examples, applications, and exercises. Core fundamentals and basic logic functions are presented using a practical approach with emphasis on operation and application rather than on analysis and design.
Core fundamentals are presented without being intermingled with more advanced topics. Many chapters feature an entire section devoted to a specific system and how it works. Additionally, system-level chapters cover digital data transmission, data processing and control, and buses, networks, and interfacing. System Examples illustrate how the basic concepts and logic elements are applied in a system application.
System Notes present interesting facts and information. Multisim is used in selected examples, figures, and problems to provide practice in simulating logic circuits and systems and in troubleshooting. Worked examples illustrate core fundamentals and logic functions and require some basic analytical thought. Related problems in each worked example relate to the coverage of the example. Hands-on-tips (HOT) provide useful and practical information. Many chapters include a section on hardware description languages (VHDL and Verilog) that are essential for programmable logic applications.