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Programmable Logic Devices


This learning module is provided by Work-Ready Electronics and covers programmable Logic devices. Work-Ready Electronics modules are intended to be used either independently or integrated with current electronics curricula in college programs. This module is divided into three sections: Content, Knowledge Probes, and Learning Activities. 

The Content section includes six PDF documents that cover topics such as Complex Programmable Logic Devices and Programmable Gate Arrays, How Programming is Accomplished, PLD Concepts and Types, Programming PLDs, Testing and Troubleshooting PLDs, and Ways to Implement Digital Logic. 

Six Knowledge Probes are included in this learning module. The knowledge probes include learning objectives and a short quiz. Each Knowledge Probe corresponds to a topic covered in the Content section.

The Learning Activities section includes three labs and one performance assessment. The labs include the following sections: Lab Summary, Lab Goal, Learning Objectives, Special Safety Requirements, Lab Preparation, Introduction, Lab Procedure, and more. The performance assessment includes 64-multiple choice questions.

For orientation purposes the "CPLD and FPGAs" PDF is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this learning module.

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachment. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.

Programmable Logic Devices (21 files, 25.5 MB)

  • Content
    • Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) (CPLD and FPGAs.pdf 5.7 MB)
    • How Programming is Accomplished (How Programming is Accomplished.pdf 2 MB)
    • PLD Concepts and Types (PLD Concepts and Types.pdf 6.1 MB)
    • Programming PLDs (Programming PLDs.pdf 2 MB)
    • Testing and Troubleshooting PLDs (Testing and Troubleshooting PLDs.pdf 2.9 MB)
    • Ways to Implement Digital Logic (Ways to Implement Digital Logic.pdf 3 MB)
  • Knowledge Probes
    • Ways to Implement Digital Logic (kp1q.pdf 45KB)
    • PLD Concepts and Types (kp2q.pdf 46 KB)
    • How Programming Is Accomplished (kp3q.pdf 33 KB)
    • Complex Programmable Logic Devices and Field Programmable Logic Arrays (kp4q.pdf 49 KB)
    • Programming PLDs (kp5q.pdf 45 KB)
    • Testing and Troubleshooting PLDs (kp6q.pdf 44 KB)
  • Learning Activities
    • Programmable Logic Devices (lab_01.pdf 288 KB)
    • Programmable Logic Devices: Stage A (lab_02_stageA.pdf 2.1 MB)
    • Programmable Logic Devices: Stage B (lab_02_stageB.pdf 930 KB)
    • Performance Assessment (performance_assessment.pdf 96 KB)
  • References (print_references.pdf 10 KB)
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