System-on-Chip Design

Објавено: October 12, 2018
  1.    Course Title System-on-Chip Design
  2.    Code 3ФЕИТ07Л028
  3.    Study program KTI
  4.    Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
  5.    Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
  6.    Academic year/semester IV/8   7.    Number of ECTS credits 6.00
  8.    Lecturer
  9.    Course Prerequisites Passed: Computer architectures, Designing with HDL

10.    Course Goals (acquired competencies):  Introducing the concepts for designing systems on a chip: elements of the system in the chip – processor, memory, communication paths. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to work independently and to start projecting systems on a chip.

11.    Course Syllabus: Introduction to the design of a system on a chip (SOC). System architecture. Components in the system: processor, memory and connectivity. Hardware and software in the SOC: programmability versus performance. Approaches to designing a SOC. Basic characteristics of the SOC: speed, and power consumption. Trade-off in choosing these parameters when designing processors. Reliability and configuration of the SOC. Choosing processors for the SOC. Basic concepts in processor architectures. An example of processors for SOC: vectors, VLIW processors and superscalar processors. Memory in the chip. Cache memory and cache memory on multiple levels.  Memory out of the chip. DRAM memory. Interaction between processor and memory. Standard busses for connecting systems in the chip. Adjusting the SOC. Mapping the design into reconfigurable logic. Practical application of systems in the chip. Applications in cryptography. Application of the SOC for image processing, video and 3D graphics. Other applications.

12.    Learning methods:  Laboratory exercises, practical work and lectures
13.    Total number of course hours 2 + 2 + 1 + 0
14.    Distribution of course hours 180
15.    Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 30
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 45
16.    Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 20
16.2. Individual tasks 35
16.3. Homework and self-learning 50
17.    Grading 17.1. Exams 10
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 40
17.3. Activity and participation 0
17.4. Final exam 50
18.    Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points     5 (five) (F)
from 51 to 60 points     6 (six) (E)
from 61 to 70 points     7 (seven) (D)
from 71 to 80 points     8 (eight) (C)
from 81 to 90 points     9 (nine) (B)
from 91 to 100 points   10 (ten) (A)
19.    Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Laboratory exercises
20.    Language Macedonian and English
21.    Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys
22.    Literature
22.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 W. Wolf Modern VLSI Design: IP-Based Design,  4th Ed. Pearson Education 2009
2 M. J. Flynn, W. Luk Computer System Design: System-on-Chip John Wiley & Sons 2011
22.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 S. Pasricha, N. Dutt  On-Chip Communication Architectures: System on Chip Interconnect  Morgan Kaufmann  2008