182.756 Advanced FPGA Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 3.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to manage advanced FPGA design aspects related to  timing, area, power constraints analysis and optimization.  Partial reconfiguration, run time reconfiguration techniques and applications will be studied. Design for synthesis is introduced through different experimental applications.

Subject of course

Course Description

The course introduces advanced FPGA design techniques. Emphasis is placed on timing, area, power constraints analysis and optimization. Partial reconfiguration, run time reconfiguration techniques and applications will be studied. Design for synthesis is introduced through different experimental applications. Design verification methodologies will be investigated. Hands on experiments using both design and simulation software tools and FPGA demonstration boards will be designed to explore the introduced topics.

 Course Outline s (3 hours per week for 12 weeks + one week for the final exam)

-       Speed Optimization (2 Weeks)

  • Throughput
  • Latency
  • Delay paths
  • Clock Domains

-       Area Optimization (2 Weeks)

  • Rolling the pipeline
  • Logic reuse
  • Sharing Logic resources
  • Reset circuits

-       Power Optimization (1 Week)

  • Clock control and dynamic power consumption
  • Clock gating
  • Input control for power minimization

-       Design for Synthesis (4 Weeks)

  • Synthesis optimization
  • Tradeoffs
  • Floorplanning
  • Place and route optimization

-       Partial Reconfiguration (2 Weeks)

  • Concept and techniques
  • Partial reconfiguration for area and power optimization
  • Partial reconfiguration for fault tolerance

-       Simulation and verification (1 Week)

  • Advanced simulation techniques
  • Formal verification techniques

Teaching methods

Lecture sessions

Investigating and developing projects for FPGA design flow

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

An introduction to organization and contents of the course will be given on Wed, Oct 4, at 10:15 in room BA02A (Getreidemarkt)

ECTS breakdown:

20h ...   presence in the lectures
40h ...   solution of the design problems
15h ...   preparation for the exam
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75h ...  equals 3 ECTS

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Fri16:00 - 18:0004.10.2019 - 17.01.2020FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Advanced FPGA Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Fri04.10.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri11.10.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri18.10.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri25.10.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri08.11.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri22.11.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri29.11.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri06.12.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri13.12.201916:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri10.01.202016:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design
Fri17.01.202016:00 - 18:00FH Hörsaal 4 Advanced FPGA Design

Examination modalities

Grading

The course grade will be based on practical design projects and two exams.

 

Grading Weights:

  • Mid-term Exam: 15 %.
  • Four practical design projects each will be graded with 15%.
  • Final Exam: 25%.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 10.01.2020writtenno application-Midterm exam
Fri - 24.01.2020writtenno application-Final Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.07.2019 00:00 25.10.2019 00:00 25.10.2019 00:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 938 Computer Engineering

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Language

English