EEE 120
Hardware Lab 4 Answer Sheet
Capstone Design Project
Name:__________________________
Task 4-1: Design of Synchronous Sequential Machines
Design #1 (Mealy machine): What assumptions did you make in the design of this machine?________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Create a state definition table here that describes in plain English what each state in your machine means and what binary values you have assigned to represent each state.

Create tables here to display your state diagrams, state transition tables and Karnaugh maps used in your design process. (You can do this by hand if you wish.)

Include a picture of your Logisim design schematic #1 (Mealy machine) circuit here:

Design #2 (Moore machine): What assumptions did you make in the design of this machine? _____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Create a state definition table here that describes in plain English what each state in your machine means and what binary values you have assigned to represent each state.

Create tables here to display your state diagrams, state transition tables and Karnaugh maps used in your design process. (You can do this by hand if you wish.)
Include a picture of your Logisim design schematic #2 (Moore machine) circuit here:

Task 4-2: Simulate Both Designs
Demonstrate that both of your circuits meet the completed design specification by describing how you tested them and what your findings were.
Task 4-3: Determine Criteria and Weighting for Judging Your Designs
Using the guidelines in the Design Project Description, list your criteria and associated weights here:
Criteria Weight
Task 4-4: Apply the Criteria to Pick the Best Design
Describe how you applied the criteria and weighting system in the above task to pick the best design.

Which design is better based on your criteria and weighting system?__________________________
Task 4-5: Build One Design in Hardware
Build one of the designs in Hardware using the ICs available to you. If you have not already done so, label the input and output pins on your schematic to allow for easy wiring and paste the schematic in the space below. Similar to Task 4-2, come up with a testing plan that allows you to assess if your circuit meets the desired specifications and report if your test has been successful or what problems you ran into. Even if you are not able to build a “working” circuit, you will still get partial credit if you are able to describe how far you got and what went wrong.
Task 4-6: Take a Photo of your Completed Hardware Circuit
Before you rip everything apart, take a photo of your completed circuit and attach it to the lab template. This will serve as a replacement for the “attendance stamp” that the in-person students have to get on their paper lab submission.

HARDWARE LAB 4: LAB REPORT GRADE SHEET

Name:

Instructor Assessment: Task Oriented
Grading Criteria Max Points Points lost
Template
Neatness, Clarity, and Concision 5
Description of Assigned Tasks, Work Performed & Outcomes Met
Task 4-1: Design of Synchronous Sequential Machines 22
Task 4-2: Simulate Both Designs 30
Task 4-3: Determine Criteria and Weighting for Judging Your Designs 5
Task 4-4: Apply the Criteria to Pick the Best Design 8
Task 4-5: Build One Design in Hardware 30
Self-Assessment Worksheet (The content of the self-assessment worksheet will not be graded. Full credit is given for including the completed worksheet.) (5 extra points)
Points Lost
Lab Score Late Lab
Lab Score
SELF-ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET

Put an ‘X’ in the table below indicating how strongly you agree or disagree that the outcomes of the assigned tasks were achieved. Use ‘5’ to indicate that you ‘strongly agree’ and ‘1’ to indicate that you ‘strongly disagree’. Use ‘NA’, Not Applicable, when the tasks you performed did not elicit this outcome. Credit will be given for including this worksheet with your lab report. However, your responses will not be graded, they are for your instructor’s information only.

Table __: Self-Assessment of Outcomes for Hardware Lab 5: Capstone Design Project.
After completing the assigned tasks and report I am able to: 5 4 3 2 1 NA
Use classical design techniques (i.e., state diagrams, state transition tables, and Karnaugh Maps), to design a synchronous sequential machine starting with a functional specification.
Make assumptions to complete an incomplete functional specification.
Write a complete functional specification.
Build, and debug a synchronous sequential machine.
Develop reasonable engineering criteria for comparing different designs.
Apply engineering criteria to select a ‘best’ design.

Write below any suggestions you have for improving this laboratory exercise so that the stated learning outcomes are achieved.

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EEE 120
Hardware Lab 4 Answer Sheet
Capstone Design Project
Name:__________________________
Task 4-1: Design of Synchronous Sequential Machines
Design #1 (Mealy machine): What assumptions did you make in the design of this machine?________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Create a state definition table here that describes in plain English what each state in your machine means and what binary values you have assigned to represent each state.

Create tables here to display your state diagrams, state transition tables and Karnaugh maps used in your design process. (You can do this by hand if you wish.)

Include a picture of your Logisim design schematic #1 (Mealy machine) circuit here:

Design #2 (Moore machine): What assumptions did you make in the design of this machine? _____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Create a state definition table here that describes in plain English what each state in your machine means and what binary values you have assigned to represent each state.

Create tables here to display your state diagrams, state transition tables and Karnaugh maps used in your design process. (You can do this by hand if you wish.)
Include a picture of your Logisim design schematic #2 (Moore machine) circuit here:

Task 4-2: Simulate Both Designs
Demonstrate that both of your circuits meet the completed design specification by describing how you tested them and what your findings were.
Task 4-3: Determine Criteria and Weighting for Judging Your Designs
Using the guidelines in the Design Project Description, list your criteria and associated weights here:
Criteria Weight
Task 4-4: Apply the Criteria to Pick the Best Design
Describe how you applied the criteria and weighting system in the above task to pick the best design.

Which design is better based on your criteria and weighting system?__________________________
Task 4-5: Build One Design in Hardware
Build one of the designs in Hardware using the ICs available to you. If you have not already done so, label the input and output pins on your schematic to allow for easy wiring and paste the schematic in the space below. Similar to Task 4-2, come up with a testing plan that allows you to assess if your circuit meets the desired specifications and report if your test has been successful or what problems you ran into. Even if you are not able to build a “working” circuit, you will still get partial credit if you are able to describe how far you got and what went wrong.
Task 4-6: Take a Photo of your Completed Hardware Circuit
Before you rip everything apart, take a photo of your completed circuit and attach it to the lab template. This will serve as a replacement for the “attendance stamp” that the in-person students have to get on their paper lab submission.

HARDWARE LAB 4: LAB REPORT GRADE SHEET

Name:

Instructor Assessment: Task Oriented
Grading Criteria Max Points Points lost
Template
Neatness, Clarity, and Concision 5
Description of Assigned Tasks, Work Performed & Outcomes Met
Task 4-1: Design of Synchronous Sequential Machines 22
Task 4-2: Simulate Both Designs 30
Task 4-3: Determine Criteria and Weighting for Judging Your Designs 5
Task 4-4: Apply the Criteria to Pick the Best Design 8
Task 4-5: Build One Design in Hardware 30
Self-Assessment Worksheet (The content of the self-assessment worksheet will not be graded. Full credit is given for including the completed worksheet.) (5 extra points)
Points Lost
Lab Score Late Lab
Lab Score
SELF-ASSESSMENT WORKSHEET

Put an ‘X’ in the table below indicating how strongly you agree or disagree that the outcomes of the assigned tasks were achieved. Use ‘5’ to indicate that you ‘strongly agree’ and ‘1’ to indicate that you ‘strongly disagree’. Use ‘NA’, Not Applicable, when the tasks you performed did not elicit this outcome. Credit will be given for including this worksheet with your lab report. However, your responses will not be graded, they are for your instructor’s information only.

Table __: Self-Assessment of Outcomes for Hardware Lab 5: Capstone Design Project.
After completing the assigned tasks and report I am able to: 5 4 3 2 1 NA
Use classical design techniques (i.e., state diagrams, state transition tables, and Karnaugh Maps), to design a synchronous sequential machine starting with a functional specification.
Make assumptions to complete an incomplete functional specification.
Write a complete functional specification.
Build, and debug a synchronous sequential machine.
Develop reasonable engineering criteria for comparing different designs.
Apply engineering criteria to select a ‘best’ design.

Write below any suggestions you have for improving this laboratory exercise so that the stated learning outcomes are achieved.

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