2016 Experiments on Computer Science III

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Academic unit or major
Computer Science
Isshiki Tsuyoshi  Sato Hiroki  Li Dongju 
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Mon1-4(VLSI設計室)  Mon1-4(VLSI設計室)  Fri3-4(VLSI設計室)  Fri3-4(VLSI設計室)  
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Course description and aims

This lab exercise contains a software part (assembly programming) and a hardware part (logic design) where each exercise will be conducted in groups of 3 - 4 students. In the second part, each group will conduct a project of their choice starting from project planning, design, and documentation to experience group work.

Student learning outcomes

Obtain knowledge of 16-bit microprocessor instruction set and assembly programming skills.
Obtain skills for designing and simulating microprocessors in a hardware description language.
Obtain skills for verifying microprocessors on FPGA board.
Experience group work on microprocessor design project.


Processor, instruction set, assembly language, FPGA, Verilog

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Each lab exercise will be conducted in groups of 3 - 4 students, as well as report submission.
The first part consists of assignments, and the second part consists of free project

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Assembly programming 1 : instruction set, instruction format, assembly language Understanding assembly language
Class 2 Assembly programming 2 : multiplication program, division program Writing assembly programs
Class 3 Assembly programming 3 : prime calculation program
Class 4 Assembly programming 4 : sample program analysis (calculator program, IO program)
Class 5 Hardware description language 1 : Verilog language Understanding Verilog language
Class 6 Hardware description language 2 : Design hierarchy of processor description Understanding Verilog hierarchical structure
Class 7 Hardware description language 3 : instruction execution description Understanding Verilog behavior description
Class 8 Hardware description language 4 : Verilog simulation Understanding Verilog Simulator
Class 9 FPGA board processor implementation 1 : running the processor on FPGA board Understanding FPGA board
Class 10 FPGA board processor implementation 2 : connecting 2 FPGA boards
Class 11 Advanced processor exercise 1 : project planning, task assignment, scheduling Project planning
Class 12 Advanced processor exercise 2 : specification design Specification design
Class 13 Advanced processor exercise 3 : design implementation design implementation
Class 14 Advanced processor exercise 4 : design verification design verification
Class 15 Advanced processor exercise 5 : design analysis, documentation design analysis, documentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Lab textbook will be provided

Assessment criteria and methods

report submission (each group of 3 - 4 students)

Related courses

  • ICT.I211 : Theory and Design of Logic Circuits
  • ICT.I216 : Computer Logic Design (ICT)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Basic knowledge of logic design is required

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