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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


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" !!!


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.

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By Pranabesh B

Dec 18, 2020

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

By Dimos K

Dec 16, 2021

excellent course, covers a ton of material, keep good notes there is a lot to remember.

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 Jorge V

May 6, 2022

Great intro to the subject, gets you on the hook for the rest of the specialization.

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 Robert R N

Nov 22, 2021

Each week I learned good stuff that is directly useful in my date to date work.

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 Masoud H H

Jun 12, 2022

Awesome! I loved it, because it covered both theory and simulation skills.

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 Narendra L L

Apr 9, 2022

One of the Best course to learn about Introduction to FPGA design

By Warnakulasooriya D S W

Jul 29, 2021

Good course to be familiar with the fundamentals of FPGA designs

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.