6.111 Introductory Digital Systems Laboratory

Spring 2004

A digital design lab kit.
The new 6.111 "Nerd-kit" prototype. Lab kits are issued to each student to complete labs and projects. (Image courtesy of Nathan Ickes.)

Course Highlights

6.111 is reputed to be one of the most demanding classes at MIT, exhausting many students' time and creativity. This course site features videos of the students' ambitious and impressive final projects and a complete set of lecture notes.

» Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructors.
(RM- 56K) (RM - 80K) (RM - 220K)

Course Description

6.111 covers digital design topics such as digital logic, flipflops, PALs, CPLDs, FPGAs, counters, timing, synchronization, and finite-state machines. The semester begins with lectures and problem sets, to introduce fundamental topics before students embark on lab assignments and ultimately, a digital design project. The students design and implement a final digital project of their choice, in areas such as games, music, digital filters, wireless communications, and graphics. The course relies on extensive use of Verilog® for describing and implementing digital logic designs.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Any number of software tools can be used to import the .dat files found on this course site. RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Instructor In-charge:
Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan

Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan
Prof. Donald E. Troxel

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

Open hours for the entire semester

One session / week
1 hour / session