University of Colorado Boulder
FPGA Capstone: Building FPGA Projects
University of Colorado Boulder

FPGA Capstone: Building FPGA Projects

This course is part of FPGA Design for Embedded Systems Specialization

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Timothy Scherr

Instructor: Timothy Scherr

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  • Create a working FPGA design using Quartus Prime and run it on an evaluation board

  • Understand and practice all aspects of FPGA development, including conception, design, implementation, and debugging.

  • Create in the FPGA a working system on a chip design with Nios II soft processor, RAM and FLASH memory, and several peripherals.

  • Become familiar with the FGPA development flow, particularly in the case of a SoC with software development flow included.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module you will begin your hands-on exploration of FPGA design by setting up a target board, the DE10-Lite based on the MAX10 Intel Altera FPGA. In this module you will  Setup and test the MAX10 board using the FPGA design tool Quartus Prime and the System Builder.  Design and test a Binary Coded Decimal Adder Record all your observations in a lab notebook pdf.  Submit your project files and lab notebook for grading. Completing this module will help prepare you for the work to be done in the modules that follow.

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz6 programming assignments1 peer review1 discussion prompt

The goal of this module is to develop a mixed-signal system. You will construct hardware that uses the Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) inputs and Pulse Width Modulate (PWM) outputs to make a voltage measuring instrument. In this module you will  Create a working design, using most aspects of the Quartus Prime Design Flow.  Design and test a PWM Circuit, with verification by simulation.  Design and test an ADC circuit, using Quartus Prime built-in tools to verify your circuit design.  Record all your observations in a lab notebook pdf.  Submit your project files and lab notebook for grading. Completing this module will help prepare you for the work to be done in the modules that follow.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 quiz2 programming assignments1 peer review

The goal of this module is to develop the hardware for a System on a Chip (SoC). You will construct hardware that creates a NIOS II soft processor along with several interfaces to devices on the DE10-Lite development kit. In this module you will  Create a working design, using most aspects of the Quartus Prime Design Flow.  Create hardware for the NIOS II soft processor, including many interfaces, using Qsys (Platform Builder). Instantiate this design into a top-level DE10-Lite HDL file.  Compile your completed hardware using Quartus Prime.  Record all your observations in a lab notebook.  Submit your project files and lab notebook for grading. Completing this module will provide a platform for the work to be done in the module that follows.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 quiz1 programming assignment1 peer review

The goal of this module is to develop the software for a System on a Chip (SoC). You will build software for a NIOS II soft processor you built in Module 3, using several interfaces to devices on the DE10-Lite development kit as well. In this module you will  Enhance and test a working design, using most aspects of the Quartus Prime Design Flow and the NIOS II Software Build Tools (SBT) for Eclipse.  Create software for the NIOS II soft processor, including many interfaces, using Qsys (Platform Builder) and the SBT.  Compile your completed software using the SBT.  Use Quartus Prime to program both the FPGA hardware configuration and software code in you DE10-Lite development kit. You will then test your new embedded system.  Record all your observations in a lab notebook pdf.  Submit your project files and lab notebook for grading. Completing this module will finish your work for this course.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 quiz1 programming assignment1 peer review

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Timothy Scherr
University of Colorado Boulder
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