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This practical, hands-on course introduces digital logic design, system-level design using current state of the art in EDA tools used by professionals in VLSI field today. Students learn to design large-scale logic circuits from fundamental building blocks and methods. This course focuses mostly on the front-end techniques involved in ASIC/FPGA design flow, but also gives a brief introduction of CMOS process and CMOS logic. Through a series of laboratory exercises using FPGA boards, students will acquire skills in the design/verification/implementation of digital systems.
The what/why/how of ICs, FPGAs, and ASIC Flow, MOS Transistors, CMOS Logic, CMOS Process. Verilog and basic digital design principles. Data paths, adders, multipliers, memory, embedded-processors, IPs. Behavioral design specification, system partitioning, register-transfer design, hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL), pipelining, parallelism, resource sharing, hand shaking, design verification, and simulation, high level verification languages, code coverage, high-level synthesis, FPGA prototyping, gate-level timing, test generation, design for testability. Laboratory exercises, one Term Project.
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Lab, 4: Case-study
Course Evaluation Methods:
A: Testing, B: Experiment, C: Homework, D: Project