ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION - VHDL AND FPGAS

ELE5FDD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The increasing complexity of digital systems has led to development of modern methodologies in digital design, simulation and production. Collectively known as electronic design automation (EDA), key elements include text and graphics-based design entry and verification, hardware description languages (HDLs), programmable logic devices (PLDs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This subject introduces the hardware description language VHDL and it's application to creating hardware in 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 FPGAs using a suite of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL or equivalent or Admission into SMELE or SMENE

Co-requisitesN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Circuit Design and Simulation with VHDL

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorPedroni, VA

Year2010

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherMIT PRESS

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VHDL 101: Everything you need to know to get started

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorKafig, W

Year2011

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PublisherNEWNES

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Rapid prototyping of digital systems: SOPC Edition

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHamblen, J, Hall, T & Furman, M

Year2008

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PublisherSPRINGER

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FPGAS 101: Everything you need to know to get started

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorSmith, G

Year2010

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PublisherNEWNES

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of the hardware description language VHDL as a method for describing and simulating the operation of digital hardware.
02. Explain the difference between simulation and synthesis, and know when and how to apply appropriate coding techniques for each situation with in the hardware design flow. Understand the nature of programmable logic technology and the synthesis process that converts VHDL code to realisable hardware.
03. Explain how electronic design automation process allows design effort to be applied at higher levels of abstraction and how various design descriptions (e.g. state machines are realised in hardware.
04. Demonstrate the capability to work through a complete design cycle for a digital system implemented in programmable logic, using electronic design automation tools and techniques. That is, a. analyse a problem and specify the required outcomes; b. produce unique design solutions using state of the art design tools; c. undertake appropriate testing and simulation to check design integrity; d. integrate designs into larger systems; and e. implement a working system in hardware.
05. Write solutions to VHDL and digital design problems in written form to communicate to a professional audience.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour examination

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Practical Work (2000 word equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Three assignments/tests (500 word equiv each)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4