Digital Electronics Discussion Forum 4 In Discussion Forum 4, post your response to the following discussion questions. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar. What are some obvious advantages of using a full adder as oppose to using a half adder? From a design perspective, what are the disadvantages of using a full adder as oppose to a half adder? What are some of the design considerations one will have to consider in developing a decoder? What everyday technologies are based on multiplexer technology? Identify the inputs and outputs of that technology? What condition determines when to use a ripple carry adder vs a look-ahead carry adder? Can you create a comparator out of adders? If so, how? Can you make a full adder out of a half adder? If so, how would you do so? If a full adder is created out of half adders would the architecture be considered a ripple adder? If so, why? Discussion Forum 5 In Discussion Forum 5, post your response to the following discussion questions. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar. Can you make a flip flop out of a latch? If so, how would you implement it? If not, why not? If you had to create a counter, would you use flip-flops or latches? Why? Why is it important to initialize a storage device such as a flip flop or latch? Discussion Forum 6 In Discussion Forum 6, post your response to the following discussion question. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar. Give a scenario in which a ROM is better suited than a RAM? Most cell phones can be upgraded to the latest firmware. What type of memory device is used for the firmware upgrade? What are some of the advantages of using solid state memory vs the traditional hard drive in computers? What are some of the disadvantages of using solid state memory?

Digital Electronics

Discussion Forum 4

In Discussion Forum 4, post your response to the following discussion questions. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar.

What are some obvious advantages of using a full adder as oppose to using a half adder? From a design perspective, what are the disadvantages of using a full adder as oppose to a half adder?
What are some of the design considerations one will have to consider in developing a decoder?
What everyday technologies are based on multiplexer technology? Identify the inputs and outputs of that technology?
What condition determines when to use a ripple carry adder vs a look-ahead carry adder?
Can you create a comparator out of adders? If so, how?
Can you make a full adder out of a half adder? If so, how would you do so? If a full adder is created out of half adders would the architecture be considered a ripple adder? If so, why?

Discussion Forum 5

In Discussion Forum 5, post your response to the following discussion questions. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar.

Can you make a flip flop out of a latch? If so, how would you implement it? If not, why not?
If you had to create a counter, would you use flip-flops or latches? Why?
Why is it important to initialize a storage device such as a flip flop or latch?

Discussion Forum 6

In Discussion Forum 6, post your response to the following discussion question. Reply to at least two classmates’ responses by the date indicated in the course Calendar.

Give a scenario in which a ROM is better suited than a RAM?
Most cell phones can be upgraded to the latest firmware. What type of memory device is used for the firmware upgrade?
What are some of the advantages of using solid state memory vs the traditional hard drive in computers? What are some of the disadvantages of using solid state memory?

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