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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5360, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Programmable Logic has become more and more common as a core technology used to build electronic systems. By integrating soft-core or hardcore processors, these devices have become complete systems on a chip, steadily displacing general purpose processors and ASICs. In particular, high performance systems are now almost always implemented with FPGAs. This course will give you the foundation for FPGA design in Embedded Systems along with practical design skills. You will learn what an FPGA is and how this technology was developed, how to select the best FPGA architecture for a given application, how to use state of the art software tools for FPGA development, and solve critical digital design problems using FPGAs. You use FPGA development tools to complete several example designs, including a custom processor. If you are thinking of a career in Electronics Design or an engineer looking at a career change, this is a great course to enhance your career opportunities. Hardware Requirements: You must have access to computer resources to run the development tools, a PC running either Windows 7, 8, or 10 or a recent Linux OS which must be RHEL 6.5 or CentOS Linux 6.5 or later. Either Linux OS could be run as a virtual machine under Windows 8 or 10. The tools do not run on Apple Mac computers. Whatever the OS, the computer must have at least 8 GB of RAM. Most new laptops will have this, or it may be possible to upgrade the memory....

Top reviews

Oct 24, 2018

Very good course, focused on the quartus prime tool and touch a lot of topics on FPGA design, optimization, time analysis and a little of comparison between Altera and other FPGA vendors.

Jul 30, 2020

This is an extremely good course and I learned a lot. Thank you very much sir "Timothy Scherr " and all the people who make this a such a nice one. Also thank you very much "COURSERA" !!!

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By Giorgia S

May 11, 2021

Very interesting course, well organized with practical exercises

By Ajay N N

Apr 12, 2020

Extremely well structured course.Had a wonderful time learning!

By Mohamed T

Jun 19, 2018

Excellent course one of the few Contain much havey information

By Sayantan M

May 8, 2020

This course was extremely well crafted and gained many skills

By Bryan B

May 11, 2020

Very hands-on course to get started with FPGA technology.


Oct 4, 2020

I think every beginner has to take this amazing course.

By Kamal B

Sep 30, 2020

Extremely useful course from practical point of view :)

By Bangaru N V V S S K

Sep 12, 2019

Thank you for providing financial aid. Iam soo thankful

By Jerry C

Aug 18, 2021

Well organized and very good coverage of key concepts.

By Yersaiyn D

Apr 18, 2020

Very nice course! My great thanks to UCB and Coursera!


Oct 17, 2019

good course it helps u enhance your knowledge on fpga

By Pallab S

Sep 16, 2019

Excellent course with strong foundation on FPGA design

By Prashanth R

Dec 27, 2017

Pretty good and detailed for an introductory course !!

By Abdullah A S

Jul 8, 2019

Great introductions. Very informative. Very detailed.

By Taqi T

Oct 16, 2020

I very detailed and useful FPGA course for beginners

By siva s

Aug 11, 2021

A very informative cource to kickstart FPGA career.

By Manish S

Dec 23, 2018

Nice way of entering into the world of FPGA design.

By Syed O S

Jun 7, 2021

Great course contents for learning the FPGA topic

By Ivan N

Dec 6, 2020

Great course! Very consistent and well organized.

By K. S K

May 31, 2020

It is very good experience, learning this course

By Perry H

Jun 11, 2018

Really enjoyed the course thoroughly recommend!

By Daniel F P

Aug 16, 2021

Really useful course for FPGA design beginners

By Suhaas N

Jun 14, 2020

One of the best courses i have done so far...


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By vishnu r

Feb 13, 2019

The topics are very easy and good content