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Module

EEE8088 : Reconfigurable Hardware Design

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alex Bystrov
  • Lecturer: Dr Nick Coleman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This coursework module is aimed at development of knowledge and skills for highly efficient with
respect to power, performance and time to market implementation of signal processing, interfacing
and control blocks. The aims of the:

• Knowledge, skills and design experience on reconfigurable hardware platforms (FPGA chips) in the
context of their Degree Programmes.
• Needs of the modern electronics and comms industry following the major design trends outlined in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (current edition).
• Consistency in preparation of the students to the Individual Project

Outline Of Syllabus

The module includes lectures, hands-on tutorials and a closely supervised design mini-project, where students work in the laboratory implementing their designs on an FPGA development board using industry standard tools. The design example covers the applications in signal processing and advanced interfacing.
The lectures cover the basic design principles with VHDL, Intel/Altera development tool, a number of interfaces and signal protocols, FIR filter implementation with VHDL, debugging the design on the FPGA development board, writing a technical report.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable