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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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Sep 27, 2018

The instructor was really good,only if we can be taught some programming bit also it would have been better

By Carlin R C

Sep 23, 2018

Good course, solid introduction, I feel familiar with the IDE, and FPGAs now, where is the second course?

By Zhukov A

Oct 16, 2021

This course is a real challenge for me. The dream of creating your own processor has become a reality.

By Dmitry K

Apr 9, 2021

The course gives valuable initial knowledge and real practical skills regarding FPGA development.

By abounnasr a

Nov 10, 2020

It is a good course who guided me to discover a lot of new informations about the FPGA and CPLD .

By jose l S D

Oct 14, 2020

hello I learned a lot about the basic concepts of FPGAs, with a simple and interactive language

By Diego O B

May 27, 2019

Altamente recomendable, más allá del idioma nativo que uno tenga es muy intuitiva la propuesta.

By Alina V

Apr 18, 2021

Learned a lot about FPGAs on this course! Coursera is the best online courses Platform ever!!

By A H R

Mar 16, 2019

The course was challenging and exciting and very useful, the way they trained us is awesome

By Jakub K

Jun 5, 2021

Highly sophisticated course. Well prepared tests and questions helps knowledge deepening.

By Pranabesh B

Dec 18, 2020

Nice course for a beginner, with lots of detail information about all CPLD/FPGA devices.

By Sergio D C L

Nov 7, 2019

Mr Timothy Scherr explains very clear and accurate, great course, thank you very much!

By Somanathi S R t

Jun 1, 2021

this course helped me to understand fpgas and how to work with fpga related softwares

By Nushan V

Aug 3, 2020

This course is a very effective and comprehensive course for a beginner. Thank you.

By Alan R N L

Sep 2, 2020

The content in this course is very interesting, you need to dedicate several hours

By Gabriel A R D

May 13, 2018

I fell in love with this course, I hope the other 3 courses will be released soon!

By Harold A M S

Nov 18, 2020

Excelente, permite tener unas bases solidas para iniciar en el mundo de las FPGA.

By Julio T A

Feb 19, 2021

Muy buen curso, no es una limitante el idioma, además no es difícil.


By Bình Đ T

Jun 5, 2021

Must-take course for individual who want to be an RTL Engineer in the future

By Sezgin K

Feb 27, 2021

It is a really helpful course if you want to start learning about FPGAs.

By Yuti D K

Jul 13, 2020

It was a great course!

Could have used a little more hands-on practice.

By Derek D

Oct 30, 2017

An very good intro to the complex tools and techniques of FPGA design.

By Elayasurya. P

Oct 22, 2020

The course is really good. I learned lot of things from this course

By Hussein F

Feb 24, 2020

Great intro course. Takes you step by step through the Quartus tool.

By Warnakulasooriya D S W

Jul 29, 2021

Good course to be familiar with the fundamentals of FPGA designs