Subject description - A0B38APH

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A0B38APH FPGA Applications Extent of teaching:1P+3L
Guarantors:Sedláček R. Roles:V Language of
Teachers:Sedláček R. Completion:KZ
Responsible Department:13138 Credits:5 Semester:Z


After the short introduction into structure and technology of programmable circuits (especially the CPLD and FPGA), the lectures are devoted to the VHDL and its usage for simulation and synthesis of digital circuits. Laboratories are focused on CPLD and FPGA circuit applications and on the used of SW instruments for programmable hardware design and simulation. Within the larger project implemented in the second part of laboratories a complete device (system on the chip) is implemented in the FPGA or CPLD circuit. Students may choose from the list of project or they can bring their own (even a group projects are possible). Development boards with FPGA (or CPLD) are available.

Course outlines:

1. Programmable circuits, history and present.
2. Introduction into VHDL, design units.
3. Numbers, characters, strings.
4. Basic data types and operators.
5. Basic objects - constants, variables, signals.
6. Parallel and sequential domains.
7. Implementation of state automata.
8. Standard libraries, LPM library.
9. Procedures and functions.
10. Design of combinatorial and sequential circuits.
11. Instruments and methods for simulation.
12. Special internal structures (RAM, PLL, multipliers) and their usage.
13. Implementation of user libraries.
14. Implementation of micro programmed automata.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction in QUARTUS II, opening project
2. Logic and arithmetic functions in VHDL, programming in parallel domain.
3. Programming in sequential domain - processes, flip-flops and counters.
4. Design simulation using test vectors and test benches in ModelSim.
5. State automata - variants of VHDL implementation.
6. Usage of internal and external RAM in projects.
7. Individual or group project (audio player, computer game, simple VGA controller ?).
8. Project implementation.
9. Project implementation.
10. Project implementation.
11. Project implementation.
12. Project implementation.
13. Project implementation.
14. Final project presentation, assessment.


1. Pedroni, V.A.: Digital Electronics and Design with VHDL. Morgan Kaufmann 2008, ISBN: 978-0123742704.
2. Ashenden, P. J.: The Designer's guide to VHDL. Morgan Kaufmann 2008. ISBN: 978-0-12-088785-9.




VHDL language, FPGA obvody, programming, design and synthesis of logic circuits

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPOI1 Computer Systems V
BPOI_BO Common courses V
BPOI3 Software Systems V
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V
BPKYR1 Robotics V
BPKYR_BO Common courses V
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V
BPKME_BO Common courses V
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V
BPKME1 Communication Technology V
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V
BPEEM_BO Common courses V
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V

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