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Core Learning Outcomes: ƒDescribe at least two common types of circuit simulators and contrast the advantages and applications of each. ƒInterpret issues associated with interfacing digital computer systems with an analog world, including the use of standard data conversion circuits. ƒSummarize the role of standards in compatibility, interconnection, and safety of systems. ƒArticulate the purpose of buses and other interconnection and communication networks. ƒIllustrate the role of constraints, parameters, and tradeoffs in electronic circuit design.