353: Digital Systems Design
Instructor: Steve Wilton
Lecture: MWF , 15:00-16:00, MCML 166
Labs: See Registration system. All labs will be in MCLD 358
Connect Site (contains handouts and discussion board)
This is a course on the design
of real digital systems. Digital systems lie at the heart of almost any
electronic system including consumer devices, cell-phones, signal
processing systems, computers, biomedical devices, etc. In all of these
systems, the "intelligence" of the system is implemented in digital
logic. In this course we will talk about these digital systems, and
will learn how to design them. More specifically, we'll talk about
combinational and sequential logic, datapath design, synchronous and
asynchronous circuits, embedded processors, and other related topics.
Much of the design we will do
in this course is based on the VHDL Hardware Description Language.
We will build on what you already learned in EECE 259 to show how
VHDL can be used to specify very large systems.
Please visit the Connect web site for course materials.
If you have problems accessing these handouts, please let the
instructor know. The Connect site also contains a discussion board,
which you can use to ask questions. Announcements will be posted to the discussion board.
Registration Concerns: If you are having problems registering in the
lecture, tutorial, or one of the labs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the course name and number in the subject line. This will be faster and more reliable
than emailing the instructor directly. If you have questions regarding pre-reqs or
more details on what the course will cover, please contact the instructor.