IN5200 – Advanced Digital System Design
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.
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.
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
Experience with digital integrated circuit design, VHDL and FPGA technology (e.g. from IN3160 – Digital system design ) is highly recommended.
- 10 credits overlap with INF5430 – Advanced digital systems design (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF9430 – Advanced digital systems design (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with IN9200 – Advanced Digital System Design.
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
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.