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DAT091 - Introduction to electronic system design
 
Syllabus adopted 2009-02-23 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course
0108 Laboratory 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    
0208 Examination 0,0 c Grading: TH   0,0 c   19 Oct 2010 am M,  10 Jan 2011 am M,  16 Aug 2011 am M

In programs

MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPIES INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Docent Lars R Bengtsson
Docent Lars Svensson  Responsible: PA Elektroteknik Decision date: 2010-04-22
Tekniklektor  Sven Knutsson


Replaces

DAT090   Introduction to electronic system design


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in logic design and electronic circuits. Basic training in
hardware description languages (VHDL or Verilog).

Aim

The overall aim of this course is to introduce the student to the design and
verification of electronic systems. Although the course focus is on the
hardware part of system design, this course also treats hardware and
software codesign that is vital in designing complex system.

This course assumes a top-down perspective, from system description to
Register-Transfer level, and thus complements MCC090 Digital integrated
circuit design, which is a bottom-up design course starting at the circuit
level.

Both DAT115 Data conversion techniques, whose Analog-Digital/Digital-Analog
converters interface to digital signal processing systems, and DAT110
Methods for electronic system design and verification, whose training in
advanced design methodologies, are aligned to continue the advanced-level
training commencing in this course.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

1. Implement limited parts of an electronic system, using hardware description languages (HDLs) and testbenches as well as some basic Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, such as HDL simulators and synthesis tools.

2. Describe the implementation steps required for the design, verification and test of a complex new electronic unit of today, and how these steps are related to each other.

3. Describe the fundamental possibilities and limitations of different technology platforms (FPGA, ASIC, and PCB), and specifically describe some FPGA families, architectures and associated capabilities.

4. Explain the resulting performance of an electronics design (what is the reason why an electronic unit performs in a certain way with respect to speed, power dissipation, area, etc.) and make a basic trade-off between these different performance aspects and overriding project issues such as design time.

5. Perform basic system-oriented design using model-based design and simulation tools which are interfaced to hardware implementation tools.

6. Document and present the design and verification steps of electronic system design.

Content

The course focuses on the process of developing an electronic unit and uses a design case of limited size to enable student hands-on training; the hardware implementation of selected digital signal processing (DSP) functions. Beside a final case study, the course includes a lecture part, which among other things covers the electronic system development process, and lab exercises, which covers both hardware design using hardware description languages as well as some DSP structures and EDA tools that will prove useful for the final case study.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, lab exercises, and final, hands-on design case study.

Literature

P.Ashenden, "The Designer's Guide to VHDL"

Complementary litterature: part of "Computers as Components", Wayne Wolfe. Sections on system methodologies.

Examination

Approved project/labs. Written exam is given for grade 4 and 5.


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