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Course module: 191211590
Systems-on-Chip for Embedded Systems
Course info
Course module191211590
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact R.A.R. van der Zee
Examiner S.H. Gerez
Contactperson for the course R.A.R. van der Zee
Examiner R.A.R. van der Zee
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learn to design and test a System-on-Chip at different levels of hierarchy
The SoC Design for Embedded Systems course consists of two parts.

The first part fully coincides with the HDL-based SoC Design topic of the course System-on-Chip Design (191210750) and covers: register-transfer level digital design with VHDL, simulation and synthesis, partitioning of hardware in data path and control, (manual) architectural synthesis, design for testability, low-power design, systems with a processor, hardware-software co-design, and design verification.

The second part is spent on a larger integration project in which the knowledge and skills learned in the first part are applied. Students with sufficient background in analog electronics can choose an alternative to the integration project and participate in the Mixed-Signal SoC Design topic of the course System-on-Chip Design (191210750) which covers: mixed-signal design basics, power/speed/accuracy trade-offs, noise and mismatch modeling, packaging and parasitics and power efficiency.

HDL  assignments
Integration project or mixed-signal assignments
The final grade for the course is the weighted average of the two grades above. An extra requirement is that each of them is 4.5 or higher.
Assumed previous knowledge
Basic knowledge about logic circuit design. When opting for Mixed-Signal Design for the last 40 hours: bachelor EE level analog electronics.
Participating study
Master Computer Science
Participating study
Master Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Master Embedded Systems
Required materials
Course material
PowerPoint Slides, user manuals, assignment sheets via Canvas.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Assignments, Project

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