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.
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" !!!
By Andrew K•
I thought the class was very useful and I am confident I can select the proper device and design for it in Quartus and Qsys. The quizzes during the videos were very effective in keeping my focus on the video and cementing the ideas. Really good pace and level. Some of the books and the demo boards sugested were not used much or not used at all. It took me to the end of the class to get the hang of submitting and grading assignments. The best online class I have had.
By Filip K•
Course is a good introduction.
Knowledge of Boolean algebra is a plus for the first exercises.
The Altera BeMicroMax10 is used as reference in this course.
FPGA dev board is not needed for this course. The suggestion of the Terrasic DE10-lite is a bit misleading, as it's referred to for future courses.
Certain parts of the course are not working as shown in the Quartus II. (bug in 16.1 196 build?)
By Steven K•
Enjoyed the course and found it useful and challenging. There were a few minor but annoying bugs in the material that should have been fixed long ago, however. Also, it appears as if the forums where students can ask questions are unmonitored, since questions often go unanswered, and the same questions seem to pop up repeatedly.
By Joshua R•
It was a nice course. But I feel the Designing part could have been taught more slowly so that those who are new to FPGA might understand a little bit better. Regardless, the syllabus was very nice, covering everything. I thank the course instructors also for taking effort to provide such a nice course.
By Jason C•
This class feels a bit dated in that it doesn't mention Xilinx Zynq. It is also less useful to individuals focused on FPGA platforms other than the Altera platform used in the exercises.
Nevertheless, it is a good class that provides perspective that one might not get elsewhere on the web.
By David G•
It is a nice course! I did learn lots new things and quizzes and homeworks are properly aligned with the content. Though I don't believe this is an intermediate course, this is more close to an almost beginner course, maybe upgrading it to have more of a challenge would be good :)
By Muhammad S A•
It was a good one overall as it provided new ways to design and improve on FPGA which is not taught in most undergrad universities. Although, if they made assignments a little engaging and challenging, It will be really good for whoever comes next.
By K S•
The Course was very good, But Week 3 was only regarding FPGA by various companies. I would rather suggest to limit that two 2 or 3 videos and get some more insights on FPGA in that week. Other than that the course was great. Thank you So much!!
By Parker O•
I think my biggest complaint with this course is need for memorization during the exam. There is a lot of dense information in this course and you will be expected to retain a majority of it to do well on the final.
By Hanming Z•
Overall pretty good introduction course. The 2nd week survey of products was boring, not particularly useful. The quiz could be better designed to rely less on memorization of what's covered in lecture.
By Ali A•
The course was great. I learned a lot about FPGA architecture and choosing the right kind of tool for a particular task. The week 2 peer assignment needs a bit of some fixing, but the rest was awesome.
By John S•
Some procedures through the tutorials in the course are told without explanation, why we use this or why we do that.
But overall this is an amazing course, and I learned a lot from it. Thank you all ❤️
By Karthik P•
It had been quiet a knowledgeable course with the best aiding CAD tools and elobarate walk-through to work with it. Definitely a good starter into world of FPGA design.
By Mohamed R H•
Great course for who wants to start FPGA learning. The most effective weeks I have learned from are two and four. I am looking forward to start the second course.
By FARHANA S J•
Bit harder course, but after finishing it, will surely improve knowledge on FPGA. Have few bugs on graded submission part. Overall great experience.
By Husam k•
awesome course, hope there would more courses similar to it and if possible it would be great if you provide a step-by-step VHDL programming course
Very good introduction to fpga design! I regret recommended hardware is not on the market anymore and some recommended lectures are outdated.
By Kaijun F•
Good course. Could improve by giving a little bit more background information or project goal of the circuits we build in the course.
By Jasper H•
Good introduction to FPGA design, programmable logic and use of the Quartus II software. Can't wait for the follow-up modules.
By Kyle H•
Material is introductory, but thorough. Quizzes had some issues, and the 'correct' answers need to be rechecked carefully.
By Arjun A P•
Found this course very useful. But the explaination of circuits could be improved as it is a beginners course
By David T•
Very nice course giving a good overview of FPGA, though sometimes not detailed enough. It is an introduction.
By RAVAL V H•
excellent course to get familiar with basic of Quartus prime design tool
I learned a lot about the history and structure of FPGAs.
By Sandeep D•
Good opportunity to learn with practical knowledge.