EECS 251LB. Introduction to Digital Design and Integrated Circuits Lab

Catalog Description: This lab covers the design of modern digital systems with Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platforms. A series of lab exercises provide the background and practice of digital design using a modern FPGA design tool flow. Digital synthesis, partitioning, placement, routing, and simulation tools for FPGAs are covered in detail. The labs exercises culminate with a large design project, e.g., an implementation of a full 3-stage RISC-V processor system, with caches, graphics acceleration, and external peripheral components. The design is mapped and demonstrated on an FPGA hardware platform.

Units: 2.0

Student Learning Outcomes: Although the syllabus is the same as EECS151LB, the assignments and exams for EECS251LB will have harder problems in labs and in the project that test deeper understanding expected from a graduate level course.

Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 16A & 16B; Computer Science 61C; and recommended: Electrical Engineering 105.

Formats:
Fall: 3.0 hours of laboratory per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam


Class Schedule (Spring 2018):
Th 2:00PM - 4:59PM, Cory 125 – Arya Bahram Reais-Parsi, John Wawrzynek, Nicholas Weaver
We 2:00PM - 4:59PM, Cory 125 – Arya Bahram Reais-Parsi, John Wawrzynek, Nicholas Weaver

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