ADVANCED DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN

ELE4ADD

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students 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 subject content includes: 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; binary arithmetic circuits; analysis and design of asynchronous systems; clocking and timing issues; design validation; design for test; boundary scan and build-in self test.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3DDE or ELE5FDD or subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE5DSD

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Special conditionsMinimum of 65% in these subjects is preferred.

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Advanced FPGA design - Architecture, Implementation and Operation

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AuthorKilts S

Year2007

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PublisherWILEY

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FPGA System Design

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AuthorWolf, W

Year2004

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FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples

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AuthorChu PP

Year2008

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PublisherWILEY

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Digital Systems Design with VHDL

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AuthorZwolinski, M

Year2004

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Modern VLSI Design System-on-chip design

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AuthorWolf, W

Year2002

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Investigate the practicalities and challenges of modern large scale digital system design, comparing and contrasting the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs at various stages of a system development life cycle.
02. Examine and explain the impact of different architecture and design choices on ultimate system and size and performance for particular target technologies.
03. Program an embedded soft core processor within the hardware fabric of a FPGA and investigate the appropriate use of soft core processors.
04. Design, implement, and test a complex digital system satisfying a set of predefined requirements.
05. Design a complex digital system using FPGA hardware and demonstrate the capability to effectively use advanced hardware features of modern FPGAs.

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