Syllabus for Accelerating Systems with Programmable Logic Components
Accelerering av system med programmerbara logikenheter
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Computer Science A1N,
Embedded Systems A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including Computer Architecture, a basic course in digital circuits (especially state machines) and a basic course in programming. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
define complex digital circuits using hardware description languages such as VHDL or Verilog
test, debug, and verify digital designs using test benches and simulation tools
integrate custom programmable logic components with processor-based systems
analyse power and performance of accelerating key system components
demonstrate how a processor interacts with an accelerator through software
Syntax and semantics of hardware description languages, and their use to define digital systems.
Design and implementation of test benches and the use of simulation-based and on-chip debugging facilities for verifying system designs.
Parallelisation of key algorithms for higher throughput and lower latency.
Integration of hardware accelerators at the system- and software-levels.
Overview of different design styles and abstraction methods.
An extensive project in simulation and synthesis, designing a realistic accelerator for a system on chip processor system.
Lectures, labs, exercises, project.
Exercises, project work with report and presentation.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.