Logic Engine A digital hardware prorotyping environment used in instruction and research. Laboratory platform for IUCS courses in digital design and digital systems.
purpose: undergraduate education
graduate education
dates: 2000-present
engineering: Bryce Himebau, Caleb Hess
faculty: Steven D. Johnson
information: IUCS course B441
IUCS course P442
User manual (obsolete)
Instructional Laboratory
LEv4 project description
LEv4 supplementary data
LEv4 images
research demonstrations
LEv3 project description

The Logic Engine was developed at the Indiana University Computer Science Department to support the pedagogy of Franklin Prosser and David Winkel in digital design. Since 1975, four versions have been developed, the fourth currently in a prototype stage. The Logic Engine provides the electrical infrastructure (power, clocking, microinstruction sequencing, switches, lights, and wire-wrap project area) and software support (various tools for design and testing, based on a PC host) to allow students to explore design concepts at a logical level.

The Logic Engine is also used for undergraduate and graduate level individualized student projects in digital system design, and for the construction of research prototypes and demonstrations.