1. Course Details

  • Level: Graduates
  • Prerequisite: CCEE 314 - Embedded System Design
  • Lecture Times:  MTWTH 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • Office Hours: TBA
  • Student Study Hours Per Week: 24
  • Contact Hours Per Week: 8
  • Private Study Hours Per Week: 16
  • AY / Semester:  2005 – 2006 / Summer A
  • Professor:  Dr. I. Damaj
  • Contact Details: damajiw@hariricanadian.edu.lb
  • Professor's Website: http://www.idamaj.net
  • Summary of Assessment Method:  1 Midterm, Term project, Assignments, and a Final
  • Software Packages: C++/Visual C++, VHDL, Verilog, Haskell, FDR CSP Tool.
  • Textbook: Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction, Frank Vahid and Tony Givargis John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471386782. Copyright (c) 2002.
  • Reference: C. A. R. Hoare, Communicating Sequential Processes. (Prentice-Hall, 2004). Introduction to Parallel Processing: Algorithms and Architectures. Behrooz Parhami, Plenum 1999. S. Thompson Haskell the Craft of Functional Programming, (Prentice-Hall, 1998) D. Gajski, “High-Level Sythesis, Introduction to Chip and System Design” Kluwer, 1992. Hachtel, Somenzi, "Logic Synthesis and Verification Algorithms" Kluwer, 1996.

2. Aims of the Course:

This course goes into the details of modern hardware/software co-design process. We build on the knowledge in system design that a student has acquired during the embedded system design, computer organization and architecture, and logic design courses. The material of this course presents advanced modeling techniques, modern rapid prototyping methodologies, and role of engineering formal methods in designing hardware. The practical aspects of this course include gaining experience in modeling software packages and checkers, various hardware description language (VHDL, Handel-C, LAVA, SystemC, etc.) and hardware design tools, and running designs on the available CoolRunner CPLDs.

3. Short Description:

This course is of 6 chapters divided into 6 weeks. The student should be aware of the importance of revising the material synchronously with the lectures. Students should be also aware of the new style of study required in a graduate school. Topics addressed in this course include, but not limited to, introduction to system design, state machine and concurrent process models, logic synthesis, high-level synthesis, and IC technology. The assessment is done by 1 midterm (Week 4), assignments, a term research project, and a final exam.

Details Topic Chapter No. Assessment
Week 1 - 2 Introduction to System Design 1
Weeks 2 - 4 State Machine and Concurrent Process Models 2 Assignment
Week 5 High-level Synthesis 3
Week 6 Logic Synthesis 4 Midterm
Week 6 IC Technology 5 Project

5. Assessment of the Course

Midterm 20%
Term Project 20%
Assignments 20%
Final 30%

[June 18, 2005] Chapter 5 is posted.

[June 15, 2005] Chapter 3 is posted.

[May 28, 2005] Chapter 2 is posted.

[May 25, 2005] There will be no extra session this Friday at 8:00 a.m. classes will resume normally from Monday.

[May 23, 2005] Functional programming and CSP notation presentations are to start directly after chapter 2 material.

[May 23, 2005] Chapters 1 is posted.

[May 23, 2005] Welcome to course website.


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