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 2021

Course unit titleHardware Description Languages
Course unit code074742056301
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredWinter Semester 2021
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2021
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

Modules "Electrical Engineering", "Electronics" and "Computer Science", Semester 1 to 4

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

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to outline and explain the structure and properties of different types of programmable devices. Students will be able to outline the basics and structure of a description language (VHDL or Verilog). Students will be able to use VHDL or Verilog for modeling as well as verification through simulation. Students will be able to synthesize and verify digital systems designed in VHDL or Verilog using an FPGA.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, seminars, labs- and group work, projects

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, evaluation of the project results, evaluation of the project report, continuous assessment



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 of selected devices.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face to face

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