Low Power VLSI Design Automation, Spring, 1999

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sungkyunkwan University

Lecturer: Prof. Jun-Dong Cho, Room 21113.

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays after class to 6:00pm, and by appointments.

TA: Je Hyuk Ryu, Room 21113,  compro@nature.skku.ac.kr

Prerequisite: UNIX and C programming. Some experience with VHDL is necessary.

Homework: Notes and Homeworks are available in the web page and due in class.

Grading: 100% project (no late project)

Course description

This course covers the design and implementation of digital signal processing
systems, with particular focus on the translation of behavioral descriptions
into an architecture or structure under constraints of speed, power, and
area. Several case studies will be presented, along with their highly optimized
dedicated designs, which exploit relationships between the algorithm and
hardware structure.

The first half of the course will be primarily involved in introducing
the approaches, architectures and methodologies which have been used in
design of DSP systems. The latter half will then investigate how this material
has been applied in specific areas, such as video, audio, and wireless communication,
taken from research from somewhere.

This semester, special attention will be given to the  following topics: lower power and asynchronous circuits and Systems. This will reflected in both the lectures and the preferred projects.

Class Topics and Schedule

Reading  Material

Project Information

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