Advanced Digital System DesignLecturer.
Dr. R. James Duckworth, AK301, Tel: (508) 831-5204, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri: 10 to 11am. (send email for other times)
This is an introductory course addressing the systematic design of advanced digital logic systems. The emphasis is on top-down design starting with high level models using VHDL as a tool for the design, synthesis, modeling, and testing of highly integrated digital devices. The integration of tools and design methodologies will be addressed through a discussion of system on chip (SOC) integration, methodologies, design for performance, and design for test/testing. Topics: 1. hardware description languages, system modeling, synthesis, simulation and testing of digital circuits; 2. design integration to achieve specific SOC goals including architecture, planning and integration, and testing; 3 use of soft core and IP modules to meet specific architecture and design goals. Laboratory exercises: VHDL models of combinational and sequential circuits, synthesizing these models to programmable logic devices, simulating the design, test-benches, system design and modeling, integration of IP and high level SOC design methodologies.