Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. EITF35 overlaps following cours/es: EIT120. Compulsory for: MSOC1. Optional for: D4, D4dpd, D4is, E4, E4dpd. Course coordinator: Joachim Rodrigues,, Electrical and Information Technology. Prerequisites: EIT020 Design of Digital Circuits---A Systems Approach. Assessment: Examination through approved labs followed by a successful final assignment. Home page:


Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of the following four main parts: 1) Design flow based on modern design tools, 2) Use of VHDL as design language and input for logic synthesis, 3) Design of synchronous systems by developing clock cycle true models, 4) Use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) for rapid prototyping.
The course contains lectures, exercises, laboratories, and an assignment. The laboratory work is design oriented and based on the use of tools for simulation, synthesis, and optimisation with FPGA as the target technology. The assignment is a direct continuation of the laboratory work.

Reference Texts: Perry, D: VHDL, Mc. Graw-Hill, 3rd Edition, ISBN 0-07-049436-3. Navabi, Z: VHDL, Mc. Graw-Hill, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-07-046479-0. V.A. Pedroni, VA: Circuit design with VHDL, MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-16224-5.