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Approx. 27 hours to complete

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Primality TestVerilogDigital DesignStatic Timing Analysis
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Systems Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Security Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Researchers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

What's this programmable logic stuff anyway? History and Architecture

9 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Course Overview6m
1. Welcome to the world of programmable logic and FPGA design1m
2. A Brief History of Programmable Logic9m
3. CPLD Architecture5m
4. LUTs and FPGA Architecture8m
5. LUTs for Logic Design2m
6. Designing Adders6m
7. Designing Multipliers3m
4 readings
About This Course10m
Hardware Requirements10m
Week 1 Suggested Readings1h 20m
Release of Week 2 Files10m
1 practice exercise
Mission 002: Week 1 Quiz34m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

FPGA Design Tool Flow; An Example Design

11 videos (Total 121 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
11 videos
2. Downloading Quartus Prime2m
3. Installing Quartus Prime2m
4. Introducing Quartus Prime11m
5. Create a design project in Quartus Prime7m
6. Create a design in Quartus Prime13m
7. Compile a Design17m
8. View the RTL16m
9. Timing Analysis with Time Quest I9m
10. Timing Analysis with Time Quest II16m
11. Simulate a design with ModelSim17m
1 reading
Week 2 Suggested Readings20m
2 practice exercises
Mission 003 : Practice Opportunity30m
Mission 005: Week 2 Quiz38m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

FPGA Architectures: SRAM, FLASH, and Anti-fuse

8 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. Xilinx CPLD Architecture7m
3. Xilinx Small FPGAs8m
4. Xilinx Large FPGAs11m
5. Altera CPLDs and Small FPGAs8m
6. Altera Large FPGAs9m
7. Microsemi Single-chip FPGA solutions14m
8. Lattice Single-Chip FPGA solutions14m
2 readings
Week 3 Suggested Readings1h 20m
Release of Week 4 Files10m
1 practice exercise
Mission 006: Week 3 Quiz32m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

Programmable logic design using schematic entry design tools

10 videos (Total 180 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
2. Advanced Schematic Entry for FPGA Design- Drawing and Hierarchy26m
3. Improving Productivity with IP Blocks25m
4. Improving Timing with Pipelining18m
5. FPGA IO: Getting In and Getting Out8m
6. Pin Assignments: Making them Spot On!20m
7. Programming the FPGA10m
8. Becoming one with Q: Qsys System Design20m
9.a Becoming one with Q Part II: Qsys System Design Finishing Touches25m
9.b Becoming one with Q Part III: Qsys System Design Finishing Touches19m
1 reading
Week 4 Suggested Readings1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Mission 008: Week 4 Quiz32m
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Top reviews from Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems

By SUSep 18th 2018

Very challenging course with tough assignments and quizes to pass with deadlines but i enjoyed this.\n\nI got practical experience in designing, compiling and analyzing FPGA circuits.

By FCMay 7th 2018

This course will take you from a very basic understanding of FPGA technology to experiencing most facets of the design process. I would like to see more courses on this topic.

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Timothy Scherr

Senior Instructor and Professor of Engineering Practice
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

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