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ECE 448: FPGA and ASIC Design with VHDL

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts


Practical introduction to modeling of digital systems with VHDL for logic synthesis. Overview and comparative analysis of design flow and tools for FPGAs and standard-cell ASICs. Discusses verification of digital systems using testbenches, prototyping boards and modern testing equipment, and illustrates VHDL-based design methodology with multiple examples from communications, control, DSP, and cryptography. Laboratory experiments create link between simulation and actual hardware implementation based on FPGA boards.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 3

Credits: 4

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in ECE 445.

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2018

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