- Code ENGN6213
- Unit Value 6 units
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021.
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:
- Explain the fundamental principles of sequential digital circuits and finite state machines.
- Compare and describe the architecture and fundamental concepts of modern embedded microprocessor systems.
- Design complex digital systems using schematics and Verilog HDL, and implement these on commercial-grade field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development boards.
- Design an embedded system using C/C++ programming and microcontroller boards.
- Analyse critically, and evaluate the performance of systems against the design requirements.
- Plan, execute and report on a small project working in a group, communicating effectively in written form about their work.
Professional Skills Mapping
- Practical labs (17) [LO 3,4,5]
- Assignment project (FPGA) (20) [LO 3,5,6]
- C programming quiz (5) [LO 4]
- In-lab assessment (15) [LO 4,5]
- Final exam (40) [LO 1,2,5]
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2 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 8 semester weeks (5x3hr labs and 3x3.5hr labs); 1x2hr tutorial per week for 4 semester weeks; plus an average of 6-8 hours/week on reading, working on online course activities and/or conducting assignment work
Requisite and Incompatibility
J. F. Wakerly, “Digital Design, Principles and Practices”, 5th edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Other texts will be used. These will be made available to students via the course portal.
Assumed KnowledgePrevious experience with programming languages is desirable but not essential. It should be noted that students who have no electrical engineering background may need to undertake some independent review of introductory electrical knowledge such as basic physics and circuit theory. Basic electrical technology and analog electronics concepts will be assumed. Students should be capable of solving 1st order differential equations (e.g., resolving RC circuits).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2454||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|