Course Details

ELE 432 Advanced Digital Design
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN ELE432 8th Semester 3 2 4 7
Prerequisite(s)ELE336 Microprocessor Architecture and Programming
Course languageEnglish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Project Design/Management
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveIt is a course designed for students who would like to reach to a higher point in digital circuit design. It includes reminders about the hardware description languages. Following this, the course has teachings in FPGA design. Synthesis is explained from the point of view of design perspective to produce more correct results in terms of digital design. Testing is also explained which is very important in providing robustness. IP blocks are also thought for the sake of fast generation of projects. Some of the topics thought are implemented in the FPGA?s.  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will L.O.1. be able to design a synthesizable code for digital design starting with the basics on hardware description language.
  2. L.O.2. Learns the main principles of digital design including IP usage, test circuit generation, benchmark creation and complete tasks in FPGA?s.
Course ContentOverview of Combinational Logic and Sequential Logic
Advanced Hardware Description Languages (VHDL, Verilog etc.)
Design for Synthesis
Finite State Machines
Guidelines for Advanced Digital Design
Design for Test (DFT)
Perform synthesis, place and route of a digital design into a target programmable gate array.
Embedding and using a programmable microcontroller in a programmable gate array
Using Intellectual Property (IP) blocks
ReferencesNavabi, Zinalabedin. VHDL: Analysis and Modeling of Digital Systems, McGraw Hill.
VHDL Design: Representation and Synthesis, by J. Armstrong and F. G. Gray, 2000
Roth C, John L, Digital System Design using VHDL, Nelson Eng., Advanced FPGA design, IEEE 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Overview of Combinational Logic and Sequential Logic
Week 2Advanced Hardware Description Languages (VHDL, Verilog etc.)
Week 3Design for Synthesis
Week 4Finite State Machines
Week 5Guidelines for Advanced Digital Design
Week 6Design for Test (DFT)
Week 7Perform synthesis, place and route of a digital design into a target programmable gate array.
Week 8Embedding and using a programmable microcontroller in a programmable gate array
Week 9Using Intellectual Property (IP) blocks
Week 10Serial I/O applications
Week 11Advanced FPGA applications
Week 12Project presentations
Week 13Project presentations
Week 14Project presentations
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam160
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 14 2 28
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14342
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment8648
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 12525
Total Workload5264210

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.  X   
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.    X 
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.   X 
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.   X 
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.   X 
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.   X 
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.  X  
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.  X  

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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