Binary Conversion and Adders

In this lab, students learn about binary conversion and different methods of using logic gates to implement binary addition. In the activity, students use Mulitisim to simulate different methods of binary addition, and complete an analysis. Then, the students validate the simulation on an FPGA.
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This is lab 4 of 17 in the course, Digital Electronics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Construct half and full adders with logic gates and create truth tables from them
  2. Connect multiple full adders with each other to explore the ripple effect
  3. Confirm the truth table for a full adder
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Introductory Physics or equivalent
  • Circuits 1 or equivalent

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

Digital Systems Development Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III that provides students with a comprehensive education in digital electronics with hands-on experiments to interactively demonstrate concepts in the digital domain.

Multisim

Multisim is a circuit simulation tool built for educators to teach analog, digital, and power electronics by connecting simulation to experimentation. 

Required Software

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  • Multisim 14.0.1 Education or Later - Download
  • NI LabVIEW FPGA Vivado 2014.4 - Download
  • Digilent Hardware Driver (note, the installer above automatically downloads the installer below onto your computer)
    • Navigate to C:\NIFPGA\programs\Vivado2014_4\data\xicom\cable_drivers\nt64\digilent
    • Install install_digilent.exe

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