This paper introduces digital electronics, and two aspects of electronic design automation. The first is computer interfacing and circuit design using modern CAD tools. The second is an intensive introduction to programmable logic, and the Verilog hardware description language.
Modern electronic design makes extensive use of programmable logic. Hardware Description Languages (HDLs), combined with Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD's) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA's) allow us to design and develop very complex systems including CPU's and entire systems on a single chip. You will learn how to use the Verilog HDL to synthesize and simulate complex circuits.
The paper is taught in two parts: 8 lectures on digital electronics, and 16 lectures on FPGAs and applications. There are two lectures per week, and one four-hour lab each fortnight. The second part of the course is intensively lab-based, and the weekly lectures are taught in the lab setting.
Dr Tim Molteno
|TopicLecturer: Dr Tim Molteno |
|Digital logic circuits|
|Printed circuit board design|
|Field-Programmable Gate Arrays|
|Introduction to Verilog hardware description language|
Formal University Information
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Digital logic circuits. Circuit simulations. Printed circuit board design. Computer interfacing. Field-programmable Gate Arrays including an introduction to the Verilog hardware description language.
This paper provides the student with the theoretical and practical skills required for the analysis, computer simulation and design of basic digital integrated circuits. The paper is an introduction to the study of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) digital circuits. In particular, this paper emphasises the standard design flow consisting of hardware description, simulation and synthesis using the Verilog language for combinational and sequential logic circuits and systems.
|Paper title||Digital Electronic Design|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,248.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- ELEC 353
- Recommended Preparation
- COMP 150 or COMP 160
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Dr Tim Molteno
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students are expected to be able to:
- Interpret typical code structures provided in a hardware description language
- Model, analyse, simulate and design the schematics of simple digital electronic circuits
- Recognise different latches, flip-flops and bistable elements
- Implement simple combinational circuits (e.g. buses, comparators, arithmetic-logic units)
- Understand sequential circuits (e.g. counters and shift registers) and use them in simple projects
- Advance their skills in identifying, formulating and solving digital-electronics problems