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Digital Design and Computer Architecture by Sarah Harris, David Harris

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Appendix A Digital System Implementation

A.1 Introduction
A.2 74xx Logic
A.3 Programmable Logic
A.4 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits
A.5 Data Sheets
A.6 Logic Families
A.7 Packaging and Assembly
A.8 Transmission Lines
A.9 Economics

A.1 INTRODUCTION

This appendix introduces practical issues in the design of digital systems. The material in this appendix is not necessary for understanding the rest of the book. However, it seeks to demystify the process of building real digital systems. Moreover, we believe that the best way to understand digital systems is to build and debug them yourself in the laboratory.

Digital systems are usually built using one or more chips. One strategy is to connect together chips containing individual logic ...

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