The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EE 382V-ICS, System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Design, Fall 2010 (Unique number 17003)


Jacob A. Abraham
Office: ACES 6.124A, Phone: (512) 471-8983
Office hours: MW 2:30 - 3:30 pm, or by appointment

Teaching Assistant Hyungman Park

TA information and links to labs

Some Sundays, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, ACES 2.404


Posted on Blackboard

Please post all course related questions of general nature to the class' Discussion Board (which will be checked regularly by the instructor and TA) and use e-mail only for personal questions.

Libraries: On-site reserves for the class
Course-related materials in printed form selected as required or recommended reading for the class.

Course Outline and Schedule (tentative)

August 20-21 1. Introduction, Overview Abraham  
  2. Project Overview McDermott  
  3. Basic C++ for System C Black  
  4. System Modeling and System C Black  
  5. Introduction to TLM Black Lab. 1 Assigned  
September 24-25 6. Hardware Mapping, TLM Smith  
  7. Models of Computation Gerstlauer  
  8. Design Methodologies Gerstlauer Lab. 2 Assigned
October 15-16 9. HW/SW Co-Design Gerstlauer  
10. High Level Synthesis Gerstlauer  
11. Scheduling Gerstlauer  
  12. Resource Allocation and Binding Gerstlauer Lab. 3 Assigned
November 12-13 13. Emulation and FPGAs Smith  
  14. Verification of SoC Designs Abraham  
  15. SoC Testing Abraham  
December 2-3 16. System-Level Modeling McDermott  
  17. Integration Smith  
  Project Reviews  


Homework              15%
Exam                  20%
Laboratory Exercises  30%
Project               35%

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