Learn VHDL, PLS’s and FPGA (Digital Electronic 2)

Modern Digital Design Principles and Techniques

A. Course Description:

What you’ll learn

  • Analyze Combinational and Sequential Circuits..
  • Develop VHDL programs for Combinational and Sequential Circuits..
  • Design of the Arithmetic Logic Unit..
  • Design of memory elements..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 25min.
  • Numbers Representations & LUTs, PLDs, FPGA –> 2 lectures • 45min.
  • Half Adders, Full Adders, RCA, CLA –> 1 lecture • 39min.
  • VHDL Adders Multiplier Narrated –> 1 lecture • 45min.
  • Multiplexers and Shannon Expansion –> 1 lecture • 1hr 6min.
  • Decoders Arithmetic Comparator Selected signal assignment. –> 1 lecture • 37min.
  • Conditional statement generate statement –> 1 lecture • 30min.
  • latches flipflops shift and parallel access registers –> 1 lecture • 28min.
  • VHDL gated latches flipflops, registers and counter –> 1 lecture • 28min.
  • VHDL parallel load counters and bus design –> 1 lecture • 31min.
  • VHDL code of the bus design with SWAP operation –> 1 lecture • 33min.
  • Processor Design and its VHDL –> 1 lecture • 1hr 12min.
  • Modelsim –> 3 lectures • 45min.

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  • Basic knowledge of Algebra.
  • Willingness and desire to learn about Digital Circuits and their applications in modern day technology.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Modelsim Software Program.
  • Book: Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design.

A. Course Description:

This course gives a detailed study of modern digital design principles and techniques. Topics include: Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices; Design and optimization of arithmetic circuits, and their programming using Hardware Description Language (e.g. VHDL); Timing Diagrams; Design of a Processor and VHDL simulation.


B. Course Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:


Analyze Combinational and Sequential Circuits.


Develop VHDL programs for Combinational and Sequential Circuits.


Design of the Arithmetic Logic Unit.


Design of memory elements.


C. Topics Covered:

1- Asynchronous Sequential design.

2- Combinational Circuit Design.

3- Memory Design.

4- Number Representation and ALU design.

5- Processor Design.

6- Sequential Circuit Design.


D. Textbook and Recommended Material:

Textbooks: – Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design (3rd) by Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic, ISBN: [MC Graw Hill]. Morgan Kaufman, 2009.


E. ABET (a)-(k) Program Outcomes:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice