Course Details

ELE432 - Advanced Digital Design

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Ali Ziya Alkar Supervisor 21
Alp Demirel Assistant 21
Onurcan Yılmaz Assistant 21
Weekly Schedule by Sections
Section Day, Hours, Place
21 Wednesday, 08:40 - 11:30, E6

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.

ELE432 - Advanced Digital Design
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 2 4 7
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : ELE336
Concurrent courses : -
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Project Design/Management
Course objective : It 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 : A student who completes the course successfully will be able to design a synthesizable code for digital design starting with the basics on hardware description language. Learns the main principles of digital design including IP usage, test circuit generation, benchmark creation and complete tasks in FPGA?s.
Course content : Overview 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
References : Navabi, 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
Weeks Topics
1 Overview of Combinational Logic and Sequential Logic
2 Advanced Hardware Description Languages (VHDL, Verilog etc.)
3 Design for Synthesis
4 Finite State Machines
5 Guidelines for Advanced Digital Design
6 Design for Test (DFT)
7 Perform synthesis, place and route of a digital design into a target programmable gate array.
8 Embedding and using a programmable microcontroller in a programmable gate array
9 Using Intellectual Property (IP) blocks
10 Serial I/O applications
11 Advanced FPGA applications
12 Project presentations
13 Project presentations
14 Project presentations
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 1 30
Presentation 0 0
Project 1 30
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 0 0
Final exam 1 40
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 60
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 40
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 14 2 28
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 3 42
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 1 25 25
Homework assignment 8 6 48
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 0 0 0
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 52 64 210
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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