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UT Dallas Syllabus for eedg6301.001.11s taught by Mehrdad Nourani (nourani)

UT Dallas Syllabus for eedg6301.001.11s taught by Mehrdad Nourani (nourani)

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Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer ScienceDepartment of Electrical Engineering
EE/CE 6301: Advanced Digital Logic
(Spring 2011, Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00–5:15 p.m., ECSS 2.415)
1 General Information
Mehrdad Nourani
Office & Phone:
ECSN 4.924, 972-883-4391
E-mail (Webpage):
Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30–3:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Recommended Text: * H: Digital Logic Design
, Brian Holdsworth and Clive Woods,Newnes Pub. (imprint of Elsevier Science), 2002.
* D: Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits
, Giovanni DeMicheli,McGraw Hill 1994.
Other References: * M: Logic Design Principles
, Edward McCluskey, Prentice Hall 1986.
* Computer Aided Logical Design with Emphasis on VLSI 
, Frederick Hilland Gerald Peterson, John Wiley 1993.
* Logic Synthesis
, S. Devadas, A. Ghosh and K. Keutzer, McGraw Hill, 1994.
Course Web Page:
Teaching Assistant:
To be announced.
2 Catalog Description
EE/CE 6301 Advanced Digital Logic (3 semester hours).
Modern design techniques for digital logic. Logic synthesis and design methodology. Link between front-end and back-end design flows.Field programmable gate arrays and reconfigurable digital systems. Introduction to testing, simulation, fault diagnosis and design fortestability.Prerequisite: EE 3320 or equivalent and background in VHDL/Verilog. (3-0) T
3 Course Objective
The objective of this graduate level course is to introduce the modern design methodologies for digital logic and automatic synthesis of digital systems. We provide students with access to the CAD tools to use hardware description language to model, analyze and designvarious digital circuits/systems. It is expected that the students will acquire a clear understanding of the main techniques, design strategiesand the optimizations that are involved in modern digital circuit modeling, design and synthesis. In particular, students are expected to beable to:
identify modern digital design techniques and roles of optimization and technology
apply multi-output and multi-level optimizations
design asynchronous sequential circuits using systematic approaches
use VHDL/Verilog and CAD tools for optimization, simulation and synthesis
analyze programmable logic devices and PLD-based circuits
evaluate the digital circuits for their test features using stuck-at-fault model
apply test CAD tools for fault simulation and pattern generation
learn design automation and high-level synthesis
apply graph-based algorithms and linear programming for synthesis
perform scheduling and binding systematically to implement a data-flow-graph
do the resource sharing while satisfying the time constraints
to learn the importance and foundations of low-power design methodologies at the gate level
4 Grading
Grading will be based on two tests and homeworks/projects as follows:
HWs/Projects: 25%Test 1: 35% (Thur. 3/3/2011, 4:00 p.m.)Test 2: 40% (Thur. 4/21/2011, 4:00 p.m.)
93 93
75 75
B <
80 80
C <
65 65
F <
7 Field Trip Policies
Off-campus Instruction and Course Activities
Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and proceduresregarding travel and risk-related activities. Information regarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website addresshttp://www.utdallas.edu/BusinessAffairs/Travel Risk Activities.htm. Additional information is available from the office of the schooldean. Below is a description of any travel and/or risk-related activity associated with this course.
8 Student Conduct & Discipline
The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations for the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and each student organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulationswhich govern student conduct and activities. General information on student conduct and discipline is contained in the UTD publication,A to Z Guide, which is provided to all registered students each academic year.The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of recognized and established due process.Procedures are defined and described in the Rules and Regulations, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Part 1, ChapterVI, Section 3, and in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities of the university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copiesof these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff members are available to assiststudents in interpreting the rules and regulations (SU 1.602, 972/883-6391).A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship. He or she is expected to obey federal,state, and local laws as well as the Regents’ Rules, university regulations, and administrative rules. Students are subject to discipline forviolating the standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place on or off campus, or whether civil or criminal penalties are alsoimposed for such conduct.
9 Academic Integrity
The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degreedepends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a highstandard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work.Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the awardof a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work or material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involvesone of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonestyare subject to disciplinary proceedings.Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of papers for other classes, and from any other source is unacceptable and will bedealt with under the university’s policy on plagiarism (see general catalog for details). This course will use the resources of turnitin.com,which searches the web for possible plagiarism and is over 90% effective.
10 Email Use
The University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of communication between faculty/staff and students throughelectronic mail. At the same time, email raises some issues concerning security and the identity of each individual in an email exchange.The university encourages all official student email correspondence be sent only to a student’s U.T. Dallas email address and that facultyand staff consider email from students official only if it originates from a UTD student account. This allows the university to maintain ahigh degree of confidence in the identity of all individual corresponding and the security of the transmitted information. UTD furnisheseach student with a free email account that is to be used in all communication with university personnel. The Department of InformationResources at U.T. Dallas provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas mail forwarded to other accounts.
11 Withdrawal from Class
The administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of any college-level courses. These dates and times are publishedin that semester’s course catalog. Administration procedures must be followed. It is the student’s responsibility to handle withdrawalrequirements from any class. In other words, I cannot drop or withdraw any student. You must do the proper paperwork to ensure thatyou will not receive a final grade of ”F” in a course if you choose not to attend the class once you are enrolled.
12 Student Grievance Procedures
Procedures for student grievances arefound inTitleV,Rules onStudent Services andActivities, of theuniversity’s Handbook of OperatingProcedures.

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