Subject description - AD0M34NSV

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AD0M34NSV VLSI System Design
Roles:V Extent of teaching:14KP+6KL
Department:13134 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:Z


Introduction to basic building blocks, architecture and design methodologies of advanced VLSI systems. Structure and design of digital and analogue integrated circuit subsystems. Integrated system description and synthesis using cell libraries and IP cores. Synchronization, power consumption and parasitics reduction issues. Testing and reliability of integrated systems. In seminars and labs, the hardware description language VHDL will be explained and used for practical design, synthesis and testing of a system on chip.

Study targets:

The aim of the subject is introduction to basic building blocks, architecture and design methodologies of advanced VLSI systems.

Course outlines:

1. VLSI system design, principles and hierarchy. Design methodology.
2. Levels of system description. Hardware description languages for behavioral and RTL description.
3. Code structure, semantics and syntax.
4. Assignments of hardware function, concurrent and sequential domains and their interpretation.
5. Hierarchy, design of parametric models and libraries. System description in SystemVerilog and SystemC.
6. Hardware platforms, target architectures, programmable and reconfigurable systems.
7. System on chip design, design re-use, Intellectual Property (IP) cores.
8. Behavioral synthesis: RTL model, algorithms and procedures. Logical synthesis: methods and constraints. Synthesis of topology. Control of system synthesis.
9. Models of integrated systems and structures, standards.
10. Testing and reliability. Fault models and methods of localization.
11. Verification flow and strategies.
12. Verification tools: simulators and models.
13. Test design and analysis: stimuli, responses and testbenches (design and architecture).
14. VLSI system project management, risk minimization, documentation, reviewing.

Exercises outline:

1. Design system ISE: introduction into integrated system design - entry, synthesis, implementation.
2. Design system ISE: functional, logical and timing analysis. Digital system model in HDL
3. HDL - description of combinational (buffers, decoders, multiplexers) and sequential (counters) functions.
4. HDL - hierarchical design and verification models (testbenches).
5. HDL - state automata description and design of complex sequential systems.
6. State automata description in the StateCad environment, end of model project.
7. Migration of model design into different architectures, design reuse.
8. IP core libraries, design using IP core generators.
9. Floor planning and timing analysis, design of architecture specific blocks.
10. Description of course works, used IP modules, test.
11. Practical design of integrated system based on FPGA or SoC.
12. Practical design of integrated system based on FPGA or SoC.
13. Practical design of integrated system based on FPGA or SoC.
14. Presentation of course works, correction test, account.


1. P. J. Ashenden, The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Morgan Kaufmann, 2008
2. P. Chu, RTL Hardware Design Using VHDL: Coding for Efficiency, Portability, and Scalability, Wiley, 2006
3. P.K.Lala, Principles of Modern Digital Design, Wiley, 2006


Successful presentation of semestral project and pass in the final test.


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MKEEM1 Technological Systems V
MKEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V
MKEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V
MKEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V
MKEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V
MKKME1 Wireless Communication V
MKKME5 Systems of Communication V
MKKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V
MKKME3 Electronics V
MKKME2 Multimedia Technology V
MKOI1 Artificial Intelligence V
MKOI5 Software Engineering V
MKOI4 Computer Graphics and Interaction V
MKOI3 Computer Vision and Image Processing V
MKOI2 Computer Engineering V
MKKYR4 Aerospace Systems V
MKKYR1 Robotics V
MKKYR3 Systems and Control V
MKKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V

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