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Experience with IDE environment for Digital Design, C programming, motivation to complete hands on projects.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, roughly 6 hours/week if you have the necessary prerequisities....

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What you will learn

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    Apply FPGA design and implementation to engineering problems/challenges.

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    Understand the components of a soft core processor system inside an FPGA and apply this understanding to a project.

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    Categorize the types of external memory interfaces supported by FPGA devices.

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    Employ computer aided design tools to design, verify, and implement embedded systems.

Skills you will gain

Embedded Csystem verificationFPGA design

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Experience with IDE environment for Digital Design, C programming, motivation to complete hands on projects.

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, roughly 6 hours/week if you have the necessary prerequisities....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Hardware setup and verification for DE10-Lite with VGA monitor output

Focus on the use of hardware platform with detailed support for key steps necessary to launch solutions from demonstration folders provided by manufacturer of FPGA systems. Examples provided with an emphasis on video. Additional resources are pointed out for access. Peer review assignment evaluates understanding of key concepts in FPGA design software and interaction with TPG and CVO Video IP blocks.

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10 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Unboxing hands on demo of DE10-Lite3m
USB Blaster driver setup2m
Accessing Demo Board Resources from Terasic5m
Overview of Test Pattern to VGA output demo9m
Hands on VGA in RTL Demonstration3m
Video IP Suite Overview6m
Video Test Pattern Demo in IP4m
Embedded System Interface to VGA Project with IP6m
Demo of VGA Output with IP project5m
3 readings
Review of Terasic User Manual30m
Review of Video IP manual30m
Overview of Programming Assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Comprehension of DE10-Lite Capabilities10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Methods and approaches for testing FPGA designs

Overview of tools for design verification for functionality and performance. Discussion of system console capabilities using TCL scripts with emphasis on board bring up and processor evaluation. Description of embedded logic analyzer capabilities with triggering for state transition verification and logic operation along with capabilities to store results for data analysis. Brief introduction to external memory evaluation capabilities to be discussed in future modules.

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11 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
System Console Overview with access and tool flow4m
System Console Supported Capabilities and Links7m
System Console Board Bring up Capabilities6m
System Console Processor evaluation6m
Demo with T-bird Tail lights - Quartus Project to programming4m
Logic Analysis in FPGA Overview4m
NIOS II Development: Triggering Concepts for Design Verification4m
ELA Software Configuration5m
Traffic Light Project Overview6m
Signal Tap Demo with Traffic Light Controller example6m
1 reading
Debugging in System Console1h
1 practice exercise
Review of System Console Capabilities15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

NIOS II IP for Video and Performance Monitoring

This module covers the use of additional Video IP suite modules with emphasis on the bus interfaces used for streaming along with more test modules that are available in System Console for verification. Introduction to custom IP blocks is provided using TCL and the Custom IP capabilities in the Soft Processor environment of Qsys provided by the Intel development tools for FPGA design.

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4 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Avalon-ST Testing Video with IP and System Console5m
Video Monitoring Example11m
Camera Module Overview20m
3 readings
Module 3 Introduction1m
IP Manual Review1h
8 MEGA Pixel Camera Manual10m
1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz for Modules 1-330m

Instructor

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Kim Newman Frey

Sr. Research Associate
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE)

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