Design Synthesis of Application-Specific Signal Processors

This course is no longer offered


CMPE Degree: This course is Elective for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Elective for the EE degree.

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

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Digital Signal Processing

Course Coordinator: Vijay K Madisetti

Prerequisites: ECE 4270

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Fundamentals of theory and practice of DSP chip design in VHDL. Exposure
to tools and environments for chip design, simulation, and verification.

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

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

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

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

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

[6 hours] Introduction to DSP processors and ASICs
Transformational and Reactive Systems
Charactersitics of DSP applications
Characteristics of DSP architectures

[9 hours] DSP Datapath Design
Arithmetic Unit Design
Pipelining issues and control
Flow graph optimizations

[15 hours] VHDL Language Fundamentals
Language fundamentals
Simulation-based Design
Laboratory issues

[9 hrs] Register Transfer Level Chip Design
FSM models
Synthesis issues

[3 hrs] Filter and FFT chip designs

[3 hrs] Exams