ele5dsd digital system design




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The unit will focus on advanced design techniques and methodologies in digital system design. Students develop hands-on experience in design, simulation, verification and implementation using industry standard CAD tools. The unit contents include: digital systems design methodology and design flow; programmable logic technology, architecture, design and synthesis issues; Register Transfer Level design, coding and synthesis; behavioural synthesis; sequential system design; analysis and design of asynchronous systems; clocking and timing issues; design validation; design for test; boundary scan and build-in self test.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3DDE and ELE3EMB or equivalent. Practical Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design experience is an essential prerequisite for this unit.


Incompatible subjects ELE4ADD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdvanced FPGA Design - Architecture, Implementation ans OptimisationPrescribedKilts, S 2007WILEY
ReadingsDigital System Design with VHDLPrescribedZwolinski, M 20042ND EDN PRENTICE-HALL
ReadingsFPGA - Based Systems DesignPrescribedWolf, W 2004PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsFPGA Prototyping by VHDL ExamplesPrescribedChu, PP 2008WILEY
ReadingsModern VLSI Design - System-on-Chip Design (3rd Ed.)PrescribedWolf, W.PRENTICE-HALL (2002)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
assignment (approx 750 words)20
one 2-hour examination40
team project (approx 1,500 words/student equivalent)In order to pass this subject students must obtain an overall pass grade.40