- Code ENGN3213
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Information Technology, Engineering
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of digital systems and microprocessors. Key topics follow. Review of combinational logic analysis and design. Analysis and design of synchronous finite state machines and register transfer level systems. Computer-aided design of digital electronic systems using real-world software packages. A detailed introduction to the VERILOG hardware description language. Extensive hardware labs involving the implementation of digital systems in FPGA programmable logic devices. Microprocessor devices, basic architecture principles and instruction sets. Hardware interpretation of instruction execution. Basics of the Assembly language and introductory C programming. Co-design of digital hardware and microprocessor systems. Simple embedded programming applied to the AVR microcontroller architecture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Design combinational and sequential logic hardware using schematics and Verilog HDL. Follow an appropriate workflow for digital system design tasks and their implementation in programmable logic.
2. Analyse and design complex digital systems through the Finite State Machine and Register-Transfer-Level frameworks.
3. Demonstrate a solid understanding of basic C and Assembly programming languages in an embedded programming context.
4. Describe the architecture, programming and use of microprocessors and FPGAs, and distinguish appropriate areas of application for each technology.
5. Adopt a top-down design approach to deconstruct a design goal and translate system requirements into a practical design.
6. Plan, execute and report on a project working in a group.
7. Use a number of commercial and open-source softwares: ISE WebPACK, ICARUS Verilog, GTKwave, Atmel Studio.
8. Demonstrate practical electronics testbench skills and use a development board.
9. Interpret schematics and datasheets.
10. Communicate effectively in written form about their work.
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Workload2 lectures per week (total 3 hrs) for 4 semester weeks and 1 lecture per week (total 2 hours) for 8 semester weeks; 1x practical labs a week for 7 semester weeks (4x3hr labs and 3x3.5hr labs); 1x1hr tutorial per week for 7 semester weeks; plus an average of 6-8 hours/week on reading, working on online course activities and/or conducting assignment work
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|19 Feb 2018
|27 Feb 2018
|31 Mar 2018
|25 May 2018