IN5200 – Advanced Digital System Design

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The course provides an in-depth coverage of systematic development, simulation and synthesis of advanced Digital System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits with emphasis on FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology. Lab assignments provide hands-on experience in how SoC design is simulated and implemented in FPGA hardware.

Learning outcome

After taking this course you'll:

  • have an in-depth knowledge of digital integrated circuit hardware design. The emphasis is on FPGA technology, but most of the design techniques can also be applied to ASIC devices.
  • be familiar with the latest state-of-the-art system on chip (SoC) design methodologies, including advanced functional verification, high-level synthesis and partial run-time reconfiguration of FPGA.
  • learn the benefits and drawbacks of the various design methods for solving a problem.
  • have knowledge in both using design tools as well as designing and debugging SoC circuits in FPGA technology.
  • have the knowledge to perform advanced simulation and synthesis of digital systems
  • be able to perform advanced implementation and analysis techniques

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Experience with digital integrated circuit design, VHDL and FPGA technology (e.g. from IN3160 – Digital system design ) is highly recommended.

Overlapping courses


Up to 4 hours of lectures/group exercises each week.  Mandatory lab assignments must be completed during the course.


Oral exam. All mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF5430 – Advanced digital systems design (continued)INF9430 – Advanced digital systems design (continued)IN9200 – Advanced Digital System Design

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 23, 2022 10:17:01 PM

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Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)