Course syllabus

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Introduction to Structured VLSI Design

EITF35, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Main field: Electronic Design.
Compulsory for: MSOC1
Elective for: D4, D4-dpd, D4-is, E4, E4-dpd
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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 and poejects (including preparations). The projects are design oriented and based on the use of tools for simulation, synthesis, and optimisation with FPGA as the target technology.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Examination through 3 projects and oral examination during project approval. For a grade higher than 3 more projects need to get approved.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EIT120

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Joachim Rodrigues,
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