DIGITAL DESIGN WITH PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC

ELE2DDP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces programmable logic and VHDL. Students will be able to develop solutions to digital design problems using reliable synchronous digital design. A modular, reusable approach is encouraged. A strong emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of working hardware implementations on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) using a suite of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL and (one of EMS1EP or ELE1EDP).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCircuit Design and Simulation with VHDLRecommendedPedroni, VA 20102nd Edn, MIT Press
ReadingsVHDL 101: Everything you need to know to get startedRecommendedKafig W, 2011Newnes
ReadingsFPGAs 101: Everything you need to know to get startedRecommendedSmith, G 2010Newnes
ReadingsRapid prototyping of digital systems: SOPC EditionRecommendedHamblen, J, Hall T & Furman, M 2008Springer

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Locate and identify relevant timing waveforms used to design VHDL Code in appropriate datasheets and web pages.

Activities:
Practical work and assignment, designing interfaces between components.

02. Design VHDL solutions to solve a variety of digital design problems including; random number generators, PWM and interfacing to external devices.

Activities:
Practical work and assignment

03. Develop hierarchical, reusable designs through use of components and generics.

Activities:
Practical work in laboratory classes using components and generics.

04. Write solutions to VHDL and digital design problems in written form to communicate to a professional audience.

Activities:
Assignment report requiring students to explain specific concepts in detail.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
3 assignments (approx 300 words each)10 02, 04
laboratory work 1,500-word equivalent40 01, 02, 03
one 2-hour examination50 02, 03