University of Colorado Boulder
FPGA Design for Embedded Systems Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

FPGA Design for Embedded Systems Specialization

Decode the Secrets of the FPGA in Embedded Systems. Enhance career opportunities and build better systems by acquiring skill in FPGA design.

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Timothy Scherr
Benjamin Spriggs

Instructors: Timothy Scherr

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What you'll learn

  • Create in the FPGA a working system on a chip design with Nios II soft processor, RAM and FLASH memory, and several peripherals.

  • Understand and practice all aspects of FPGA development, including conception, design, implementation, and debugging.

  • Understand the rationale for each phase of the hardware development flow, including fitting, timing constraints, simulation, and programming.

  • Apply hierarchical design methods to create bigger designs in VHDL or Verilog

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Specialization - 4 course series

Introduction to FPGA Design for Embedded Systems

Course 118 hours4.6 (1,154 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe what an FPGA is and how this technology was developed

  • Determine how to select the best FPGA architecture for a given application

  • Use state of the art software tools for FPGA development and solve critical digital design problems using FPGAs

Skills you'll gain

Category: Primality Test
Category: Verilog
Category: Digital Design
Category: Static Timing Analysis

Hardware Description Languages for FPGA Design

Course 236 hours4.4 (555 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the role of HDLs in design entry and verification for FPGAs and ASICs

  • Utilize HDL software tools for FPGA development

Skills you'll gain

Category: Designing FPGA Logic
Category: Writing code in VHDL
Category: Designing Test Benches
Category: Writing Code in Verilog
Category: Simulating FPGA Designs

FPGA Softcore Processors and IP Acquisition

Course 310 hours4.0 (83 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Create a Nios II softcore processor hardware design using the Altera development flow

  • Understand the benefits and steps of implementation of a custom instruction in the Nios II soft processor. Opens in a new tab

  • List the types of IP available for FPGAs

  • Use simulation with ModelSim to verify an FPGA Design

Skills you'll gain

Category: Simulation for Verification
Category: Intellectual Property Integration
Category: Programmable Logic Design
Category: Softcore Processor Design
Category: Software Design for Softcore Processors

FPGA Capstone: Building FPGA Projects

Course 429 hours4.2 (20 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Create a working FPGA design using Quartus Prime and run it on an evaluation board

  • Understand and practice all aspects of FPGA development, including conception, design, implementation, and debugging.

  • Create in the FPGA a working system on a chip design with Nios II soft processor, RAM and FLASH memory, and several peripherals.

  • Become familiar with the FGPA development flow, particularly in the case of a SoC with software development flow included.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Programmable Logic Design
Category: Softcore Processor Design

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Timothy Scherr
University of Colorado Boulder
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