With the demand for large-scale data processing such as IoT, big data, and machine learning, we learn about the fundamental technologies of reconfigurable systems, especially FPGAs attracting attention from its power efficiency and high performance. The aim of this lecture is to make it possible to design an optimum circuit on an FPGA for the required performance and to be able to study application examples.
Understanding Parallel Computation and High-Performance Technique by FPGA
Understanding Design method to applications by FPGA
Parallel computation, high-performance computation, logic deisgn, FPGA
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
1) In the first part of each lecture, review the previous lecture.
2) In the next part, do exercises on the content of the class on that day.
3) Thoroughly read the content of each lesson and do the tasks in preparation/review.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Logic circuit basis and synchronous circuit design||Students must make sure they understand what significance the course holds for them by checking their learning portfolio.|
|Class 2||Hardware algorithm (1)||Understand hardware algorithm|
|Class 3||Hardware algorithm (2)||Understand hardware algorithm|
|Class 4||History of FPGA||Understand the history of FPGA|
|Class 5||FPGA basis (1)||Understand FPGA basis|
|Class 6||FPGA basis (2)||Understand FPGA basis|
|Class 7||Design flow and tool (1)||Understand design flow and tool|
|Class 8||Design flow and tool (2)||Understand design flow and tool|
|Class 9||FPGA design method||Understand FPGA design method|
|Class 10||Exercise (1)||Learn FPGA design|
|Class 11||Application for FPGA||Understand application for FPGA|
|Class 12||Application for FPGA||Understand application for FPGA|
|Class 13||Application for FPGA||Understand application for FPGA|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Amano et al., "Principles and Structures of FPGAs," Springer, 2018.
Distribute lecture materials during lecture (I also upload to OCW).
1) Based on comprehension degree on parallel computation and high performance technique by FPGA
2) If instructed, submit a report
3) All attendance is in principle
4) If you repeat late arrivals or resubmissions, you may be rejected
Although there is no requirement to take courses, it is desirable to have basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.
Monday, morning, however, I recommend to get an appointment.
The lecture will be held online using Zoom.
In some of the lectures, we will do an exercise using an FPGA board. Prepare your laptop PC. Due to the impact of COVID-19, I will lend the board by mail this year. Details will be explained in the first lecture.