This course introduces graduate students to the various electronic design automation artifacts, algorithms, and methodologies. It includes system level design languages, abstractions, models of computation, high level synthesis, modeling and model transformations, simulation based validation, etc. The course deals with state-of-the-art design practices, algorithms, and methodologies. It requires a solid background in computer architecture, digital design, and proficiency in programming and modeling.
Pressure on reducing a productís time-to-market is placing increasing demands on the preparation of correct specifications and the synthesis of designs meeting the requirements of the specifications. Because specifications occur in every design project, engineers must understand the capabilities and limitations of various notational systems used to express design requirements, and must know how the notations are related as well as how they should be interpreted. This course is essential for students who will develop systems to automate design methodologies and synthesis of designs from high-level specifications. The course also significantly benefits the students who will be responsible for the preparation of specifications, as well as, the students that will manually synthesize designs from initial specifications. Also, the material of this course is essential for graduate students planning on doing a thesis or dissertation in the area of electronic design automation.
ECE 4514 will provide an understanding of digital design and computer systems architecture.
Percentage of Course
|Mathematical Foundations||10 %|
|Introduction to System Level Modeling Language||20 %|
|Semantics and Models of Computation||20 %|
|Reuse Principles and Component Platform Based Design Ideas||10 %|
|High Level Synthesis Algorithms||15 %|
|Dynamic Validation and Simulation||10 %|
|Methodology Issues and their Relation to Automation||5 %|
|Advanced and Current Topics in EDA||10 %|