Reconfigurable System on Chip (822H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module introduces reconfigurable electronics, such as FPGAs, and their use to realise 'Systems on Chip'. These are digital circuits that comprise a multitude of functions such as processors, memories, digital logic and peripheral interfaces, all realised on a single silicon chip.

The module will show for what types of applications a System on Chip approach is beneficial.

You will learn the methodoloy used to design a system in, for example, VHDL or Verilog (industry standard hardware description languages) and translate it to a functional circuit on an FPGA, including testing using state-of-the-art industrial electronic design automation (EDA) tools.

This module require prior knowledge of digital electronics.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 40 hours of contact time and about 110 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


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