Reconfigurable System on Chip
Micro and nano systems commonly interface to digital devices. This module provides participants with extensive hand-on experience of design, documentation, capture simulation, implementation and proto-typing of digital integrated circuits and embedded processors. The techniques and tools applied in this course can be applied across many areas of microelectronics systems design, microprocessor architecture design, and embedded systems design.
The assignment-based appliedVHDL element of the module progresses from design to implementation of a modular, complex digital system, implemented on a remote reconfigurable computing hardware laboratory system (Field Programmable Gate Array, FPGA). The course follows a structured design and documentation method, introduces related Electronic Design Automation tools for Hardware Description Language (VHDL) design capture, simulation, logic synthesis and FPGA implementation.
The embedded processor element of the module includes microblaze processor integration within a Xilinx FPGA, use of Xilinx EDK development tools, and the development of a processor-based application.
The module also includes an FPGA research survey element.
- Reconfigurable System on Chip module will be available in second semester 2012/2013 academic year.
- Host Institution: Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway.
- Delivery mode:
- Remote delivey in a mixed mode: online lectures, online video resources, remote accessible laboratory assignments.
- Reconfigurable (FPGA) technologies and architectures
- Digital reconfigurable System on a Chip (rSoC) design and development process
- Digital design and analysis techniques
- Structured documentation methodology
- HDL-based design capture
- Simulation strategies
- Logic synthesis
- Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools
- Real-world considerations
- Use of embedded processors and IP cores
- Digital systems design and rSoC case studies
Lecturer: Dr. Fearghal Morgan
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering and Informatics
Dr Fearghal Morgan has been a Lecturer Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway since 2007. He spent almost two years as Head of Department during this period. Previously he held the position of Lecturer II in Electronic Engineering for four years in the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin, a startup third level college.
Fearghal graduated from Queens University Belfast with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1981 and Ph.D in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 1986. His Ph.D thesis title is “An Investigation of the Manufacture and Characterisation of Enhancement-type Buried Channel MOS Transistors”.