Master’s studies

Syllabus for Project in Digital Electronic Constructions

Projekt i digital elektronikkonstruktion

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1FA328
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology A1F, Embedded Systems A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2011-03-10
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2016-04-29
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 31, 2016
  • Entry requirements: Digital electronics, VHDL and high-level programming in C or equivalent
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • based on a specification, make a pilot study that prepares the stages up to a completed design
  • master CAE development tools for schematic capture, PCB layout, FPGA- and SOPC-construction (where the understanding of different bus-protocols is important) to be able to implement a design
  • carry out tests with digital measuring instruments such as digital oscilloscopes and logic-analysers and evaluate the result.


Design tools: Altera Quartus II/Nios II and ModelSim för VHDL and SOPC development with FPGA's. Altium Designer for schema and PCB-layout or compatible tool. Projects: Discussed with the course leaders and can encompass a broad field but should be relevant and industry-related (e g a comparison of the energy consumption between multi-processor kernals and so called reconfigurable units), digital signal processing with advanced filters (e g to put together a so called software defined radio), robotics etc. Dependant on how many wants follow the course a specialisation can be made within the project but an understanding of the full design flow is vital for all participants.


Laboratory work around schematic capture and PCB-layout for those who have not already done this previously. SOPC-construction and supervision during the project work carried out as a group.


 Project with written report.

Other directives

The number of course participant is restricted to 8 people per course period. Grade selections on qualifying courses.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.