# Digital Design By Morris Mano

The article covers-

• Special features of book
• Analysis of Content
• Analysis of Exercises
• Necessary Instructions
• Conclusion

## Special Features of Book-

The special features of this book are-

• It contains the most comprehensive text on this subject.
• It is recommended even in IITs.
• It covers all the GATE topics crisply.
• It follows a very simple and easy-to-understand approach.
• It is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate-level students.
• It has ample exercise questions for practice.
• The exercise questions are at par with the level of questions asked in the GATE exam.

## Analysis of Content-

The following table analyzes sections of the book that are relevant for GATE-

 Chapter No. GATE Relevant Sections GATE Topics Covered 1 All Sections Binary Systems 2 2.1 to 2.6 Boolean Algebra 2.7 Logic Gates 3 3.1 to 3.4 K-Maps 3.5 to 3.8 Implementation of SOP & POS forms 4 4.1 to 4.4 Combinational Circuits 4.5 to 4.9 Multilevel NAND / NOR Circuits & Implementation 5 5.2 to 5.3 Adder & Subtractor 5.4 to 5.6 Encoders, Decoders, MUX 5.7 ROM 6 6.1 to 6.3 Sequential Circuits & Flip Flops 6.4 to 6.6 Characteristics & Excitation Tables of Flip Flops 6.7 to 6.8 Design of Sequential Circuits & Counters 7 7.1 to 7.3 Registers 7.4 to 7.5 Counters 7.7 to 7.8 RAM

## Analysis of Exercises-

The following table analyzes exercises of the book that are relevant for GATE-

 Chapter No. Question No. 1 1-10, 1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14, 1-16, 1-17, 1-18, 1-19, 1-22, 1-23, 1-24, 1-31 2 2-1 to 2-7, 2-11 to 2-18, 2-22 3 3-5 to 3-8, 3-11 to 3-19, 3-22 to 3-27 4 4-1 to 4-11, 4-15 to 4-19, 4-21, 4-22, 4-28 to 4-30 5 5-4 to 5-7, 5-12, 5-13, 5-15 to 5-18, 5-23 to 5-32 6 6-1 to 6-3, 6-5 to 6-9, 6-11 to 6-16, 6-19 to 6-25 7 7-4, 7-5, 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, 7-14 to 7-17, 7-33 to 7-37

## Necessary Instructions-

Keep the following instructions in mind while reading the book-

• The book has nearly 500 pages.
• However, if you cover only GATE related topics, it comes down to 300 pages.
• There is not much to skip from the first seven subjects.
• It is the most scoring subject out of all the subjects in the GATE syllabus.
• The questions asked are pretty straight forward.
• If you have studied this subject well, you can answer all the questions easily.
• Most of the questions asked are from the topics of combinational & sequential circuits.
• Sequential circuits is the only part from where tough questions may be asked.
• So, lay down more focus on sequential circuits.
• The questions asked in the exam are purely numerical in nature.
• So, give utmost importance to solving the exercise questions.
• Practicing exercise questions is enough for getting a good grip over the subject.

## Conclusion-

• The textbook covers all the topics mentioned in the GATE syllabus.
• The well-curated exercise questions provide sufficient practice to solve GATE questions.
• Overall, covering this book alone is sufficient for GATE preparation of this subject.
• You need not to refer anything else.

 THIS BOOK IS SELF-SUFFICIENT FOR GATE EXAM.