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Assignment 1: Data Representation & Digital LogicValue:15%Due date:08-Apr-2018Return date:01-May-2018Submission method optionsAlternative submission method Task Total marks: 30 Answer the following...

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Assignment 1: Data Representation & Digital LogicValue:15%Due date:08-Apr-2018Return date:01-May-2018Submission method optionsAlternative submission method

Total marks: 30

Answer the following Questions

Question 1

a) Determine the value of basexif (152)x= (6A)16 Please show all steps. [5 marks]

b) Convert the followings: (Please show all steps) [1.5x4=6 marks]

i) 0xBED into 3-base representation

ii) 3217into 2-base (binary) representation

iii) 1235 into octal representation

iv) 21.218into decimal representation

c) Given a (very) tiny computer that has a word size of 3 bits, what are the lowest value (negative number) and the highest value (positive number) that this computer can represent in each of the following representations? [2X3= 6 marks]

i) One's complement

ii) Two's complement

iii) Signed Magnitude

Question 2.

a) Are these two combinational circuits equivalent? Provide proof of your claim. [4 marks]

b)Consider the following logic diagram of a combinational circuit where A and B are inputs and X is the output. Two 2-input AND gates, one 2-input OR gate, and two inverters are used in the circuit. It is possible to reduce some of the logic gates without changing the functionality of the circuit. Such component reduction results in higher operating speed (less delay time from input signal transition to output signal transition), less power consumption, less cost, and greater reliability. Construct a logic diagram of a circuit which does have the same function output. Please show the steps. [4 marks]

c) Using basic Boolean algebra identities for Boolean variablesx, y, and z, prove that

Please show all steps and mention the identities used. [5 marks]


This assessment task covers topic 2 and 3, and has been designed to ensure that you are engaging with the subject content on a regular basis. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability to:

  • be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical situations;
  • be able to apply Boolean algebra and digital logic to design and interpret complex digital circuits;
Marking criteria

CriteriaHD (85%-100%)DI (75%-84%)CR (65%-74%)PS (50%-64%)FL (0%-49%)
Comprehension of data representation and application of computer math calculations
All calculations were correct. Appropriate mathematical symbols were used, and all steps/workings were shown.Almost all Calculations were correct except a minor error.Most of the calculations are correct. However, few steps were omitted. The methods used to solve the problem were correct, but there were one or two miscalculations.At least half of the calculations were correct. Some incorrect answers were the result of errors at some stage of the calculation, which propagated with the next steps. Some of the steps showed the basic understanding the numbering system.No attempt or most of the calculations were incorrect. Failed to show the steps of calculation. Either the answers were incorrect or the steps were wrong.
Application of Boolean algebra and digital logic and interpretation of complex circuitsThe Boolean expressions are correct and minimised. All steps are explained. Correctly mentioned the Boolean identities.All identities were mentioned accurately.Boolean expressions and algebraic calculations were correct, however few steps were not shown or only minor error.Few minor error in applying the Boolean identities. Could reduce the number of logic gates, but not as much required by the question.More than half of the Boolean expressions were correct. Applied Boolean identities but could not reach to the final step.The Boolean equation, logic diagram and the truth tables were incorrect and they do not conform to the question.


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Answered Same Day Apr 21, 2020 ITC544 Charles Sturt University


Anupam answered on Apr 22 2020
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Assignment 1
Data Representation & Digital Logic
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Question 1
a)  Determine the value of base x if (152)x = (6A)16    Please show all steps.
We should equate two numbers with different base and therefore both we convert both numbers to decimal and equate
Ignore -13 as it is negative.
Therefore, x=8.
) Convert the followings: (Please show all steps)
i) 0xBED into 3-base representation
Base 16 to Base 10 conversion:
Base 10 to Base 3 conversion:
ii) 3217 into 2-base (binary) representation
Base 7 to Base 10 Conversion:
Base 10 to Base 2 Conversion:
(162)10 = (10100010)2
iii) 1235 into octal representation
Base 10 Base 8 Conversion:
(1235)10 = (2323)8
iv) 21.218 into decimal representation
Base 8 to Base 10 Conversion
Decimal Part :
c) Given a (very) tiny computer...

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