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Field Programable Gate Arrays
FPGAs typically run at much slower clock speeds than the latest CPUs, yet they can more than make up for this with their superior memory bandwidth, high degree of parallelization, and the customization that is possible. There is currently a tremendous amount of attention in FPGAs.
If we compare the cost of creating an FPGA design, it is much lower than that for an ASIC or ASSP. At the same time, implementing design changes is much easier in FPGAs and the time-to-market for such designs is much faster.
Digital designs once built in custom silicon are increasingly implemented in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Effective FPGA system design requires a strong understanding of design issues and constraints, and an understanding of the latest FPGA-specific techniques.
At the end of the course student can understand the FPGA based system design, solve a real-world problems and map and port these problems in an FPGA board.
Students Get Hands-On Experience of State of the art tools and technologies1) FPGA Architecture and Implementation
2) System Design using 65 nm and 28 nm FPGA technology
3) Hardware Design Methodology - Register Transfer Level Design using VHDL/Verilog
4) Static Timing and Power Analysis
5) Simulation on modelsim
6) EDA Tool flow: (Xilinx Vivado, Altera Quartus, Syplicity Tool)
7) System on Chip (Zynq-7000 line of 28 nm SoC devices and Altera DE1 Soc dual-core Cortex-A9)