Modern information and communications technology is based on vast knowledge of information and communications engineering. In order to have a successful career as a researcher and/or in relevant businesses, it is not enough to just learn the basic concepts of each individual field but is essential to establish a holistic understanding of VLSI and computer systems. This course is designed to enable students to gain the aforementioned view by not only introducing the important ideas that serve as a basis of VLSI and computer systems but also by systematically connecting them with each other to enable a high-level understanding of the entire field.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) understand the important ideas that are included as the basis of VLSI and computer system field
2) understand the roles of information and communication system, and acquire a viewpoint from whole VLSI and computer system field.
VLSI and computer systems
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
One third of classes is devoted to fundamentals and the rest to advanced contents or applications.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Analog Integrated Circuits||Explain the basics of analog integrated circuits|
|Class 2||Digital Integrated Circuits 1: Fundamentals||Explain the basics of digital integrated circuits|
|Class 3||Digital Integrated Circuits 2: Synthesis||Explain the basics of synthesis of digital integrated circuits|
|Class 4||Logic Functions and FPGA 1: Fundamentals||Explain the basics of logic functions and FPGAs|
|Class 5||Logic Functions and FPGA 2: Synthesis||Explain the basics of synthesis of logic functions and FPGAs|
|Class 6||Microprocessor 1: Instruction-Set Architecture||Explain the basics of microprocessors|
|Class 7||Microprocessor 2: Processor Microarchitecture||Explain the basics of processor microarchitecture|
|Class 8||Microprocessor 3: Processor Microarchitecture||Explain enhanced microarchitectural techniques of microprocessors|
|Class 9||Processor Hardware Security||Explain the basics of processor hardware security|
|Class 10||Computer Systems 1: Machine Learning and Architecture||Explain the basics of computer systems for machine learning|
|Class 11||Embedded Systems 1: Fundamentals and RTOS||Explain the basics of embedded systems|
|Class 12||Embedded Systems 2: Embedded Hardware Synthesis||Explain the basics of synthesis of embedded systems|
|Class 13||Digital Integrated Circuit Design using HDL||Explain the overview of digital integrated circuit design using HDL|
|Class 14||Computer Systems 2: Sensing System||Explain the basics of computer systems such as sensing systems|
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.
Handouts will be distributed at the beginning of class when necessary
Learning achievement is evaluated by the quality of the written reports, exercise problems, and etc.