ECE 2283 HPC


CMPE Degree: This course is for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Seminars / Special courses

Course Coordinator:

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Catalog Description

The second offering of an Honors Program course that provides a creative experience for Honors students and also provides a direct course substitution for ECE2031.


Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Topical Outline
- CAD Tools
- Combinational and sequential logic design capture using both schematics and VHDL
- HDL-based simulation and synthesis with FPGAs
- Examination of real timing issues on hardware using timing simulation, oscilloscope, and logic analyzer
- State machine specification, design, and simulation
- Design verification with logic analyzer
- HDL models of data storage elements
- ROM and RAM implementations on FPGA boards
- Hardware design of a simple computer with ALU, registers, control unit, memory, instructions, and I/O
- Design project problem specification
- Hardware and tools available to solve the design project problem