Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Electrical Engineering Dual
Type of degree:FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
 Winter Semester 2020

Course unit titleHardware Description Languages
Course unit code07475731
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2020
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2020
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated3
Name of lecturer(s)André MITTERBACHER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Computer science

Course content
  • Internal structures and properties of FPGAs and CPLDs
  • Fundamentals of Verilog or VHDL
  • Implementation digital logic
  • Verifikation of digital logic
  • FPGA tool chain
  • Application of digital design techniques in an FPGA project.
Learning outcomes
  • Different types of programmable logic devices (PLDs) are known. Their internal structures and properties can be described
  • A PLD can be selected for a given application
  • Fundamentals of Hardware Description Languages (HDLs) are known
  • Basic structures of digital logic can be described in HDL.
  • A HDL can be used to model and to verify digital logic.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Lecture
  • Seminars, labs
  • Group work
  • Projects
Assessment methods and criteria
  • Written exam
  • Project outcome
  • Project documentation


Recommended or required reading
  • Ashenden, Peter J. (2011): The designer’s guide to VHDL. 3. ed. Amsterdam: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Flügel, Harald (2010): FPGA-Design mit Verilog. München: Oldenbourg.
  • Grout, Ian (2008): Digital systems design with FPGAs and CPLDs. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Newnes.
  • Reichardt, Jürgen (2011): Lehrbuch Digitaltechnik: eine Einführung mit VHDL. 2., überarb. Aufl. München: Oldenbourg.
  • Roth, Charles H.; John, Lizy Kurian (2008): Digital systems design using VHDL. 2. ed. Toronto: Thomson.
  • Application Notes zu ausgewählten Bauelementen
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)


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