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DAT093 - Introduction to electronic system design
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEES
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
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Laboratory 5,0 c Grading: UG   5,0 c    
0213 Examination 2,5 c Grading: TH   2,5 c   26 Oct 2013 am M,  17 Jan 2014 pm M,  18 Aug 2014 am M

In programs

MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPEPO ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Lars Svensson
Tekniklektor  Sven Knutsson


Replaces

DAT090   Introduction to electronic system design DAT091   Introduction to electronic system design DAT092   Introduction to electronic system design

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/be43bab4-06e5-40ba-b9b8-e499d0a73cd9


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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 digital-hardware part of system design, this course also treats packaging and software issues that arise in modern systems.

The course assumes a top-down perspective, from system description to register-transfer level, and thus complements MCC091 Introduction to Integrated Circuit Design, which is a bottom-up course starting at the circuit level.

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

After passing the course, the student will be able to:

- Describe how to select among different technology platforms (FPGA, ASIC, software on processor, PCB, ...), based on parameters such as design, production, and power costs for different technologies.

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

- Describe how electronic system design projects may be organized and steered.

- Discuss power delivery and heat removal in electronic systems, and how these design aspects can determine the best implementation strategy.

- Implement digital parts of an electronic system, using hardware description languages (HDLs) and test benches as well as basic Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools, such as HDL simulators and synthesis tools.

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

Content

The course is intended to give a solid foundation in HDL-based hardware design, which is necessary for the courses that follow it in the EESD curriculum, while simultaneously giving an overview of the field of electronic system design. The theme of the course is the many choices necessary in a design process, and the technological developments that help determine the best outcome of these choices.

Organisation

A lab series improves HDL and EDA tool proficiency; a lecture series provides the overview.

Examination

A weighted sum of grades for lab course and a sit-down exam.


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