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DAT093 - Introduction to electronic system design
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-11 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   27 Oct 2015 am V,  07 Jan 2016 pm M,  15 Aug 2016 am M

In programs

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


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

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 other issues that arise in modern system design.


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)

- Suggest 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  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.

- Describe how basic system-oriented design can be carried out 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 themes of the course are the huge and increasing complexity of electronic design projects, the many design choices necessary, 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.

Literature

A VHDL reference book is needed for the lab course and for subsequent courses in the EESD programme.  We recommend Ashenden: "Designer's Guide to VHDL", but another good VHDL reference book can also be used. 

Examination

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


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