SE 2DA4:
Digital Systems and Interfacing


This page is intended for Software Engineering students taking my SE 2DA4 course.

NEW: there will be no office hours the week of Feb 20, 2017.

Office hours: Wednesdays 14:00-14:50 (Term 2).

Midterm: 19:00-21:00pm, Thursday, Feb 16. Location: Canadian Martyrs Testing Centre (1355 Main St W., directly across from ITB building). For more information on accessing this location, see here.

NOTE: To compensate for the midterm time slot, the lecture on Friday Feb. 17 will be cancelled!

Labs: ITB/238.

Start of lab periods: TBA.

TA Info: The TAs for 2DA4 this term are: Waqas Rehman (rehmaw1 aT mcmaster DoT ca), Jenny Wang (wang2223 aT mcmaster doT ca), Nathan Chadder (chaddens aT mcmaster DoT ca), Arka Ganguli (gangua aT mcmaster DoT ca), Eric Le Fort (leforte aT mcmaster DoT ca), William Tran (tranwt aT mcmaster DoT ca), and Iris Ng (ngil aT mcmaster DoT ca).

SFWR 2DA4 lecture slides, and lab handouts can be found here.

For a listing of sections covered in the Brown and Vranesic Text (3rd edition), see here.

For a listing of sections covered in the Brown and Vranesic Text (2nd edition), see here.

Altera Software: Quartus II

For information on the Altera Quartus II software, programming the board, setting up license manager in the lab, and other frequently asked questions, please check out the FAQ.

The second edition of the text contained tutorials (Appendices B, C, and D) for using the Alterra software that is missing from the third edition. They can be downloaded here.

Altera Hardware: DE2 Boards

The department has more than 40 of these boards for your use in the lab.


Ryan Leduc