Programmable logic

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Bernd Müller
Bernd Müller
Short Description
The module provides an overview over the contemporary design methods of complex digital systems.
Learning Objectives

Students have an in-depth, application-oriented knowledge on modern technologies for the realization of digital circuits and systems. They can use treated methods and tools for hardware design with a hardware description language. They are able to deal with the tasks of the practical and present the results within the team.

  • Fundamental technologies and knowledge to build complex digital circuits and systems with programmable logic devices.
  • HDL abstraction layers for modeling digital systems.
  • Design methology, synthesis, implementation and simulation of digital circuits.
  • Lab work: HDL design, simulation and implementation of typical computer components (e.g. arithmetic and control units).
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
3 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 1 SWS, Practical Course 1 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination: Individual lab project

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • J. Reichardt, B.Schwarz VHDL-Synthese: Entwurf digitaler Schaltungen und Systeme Oldenbourgh
  • P. Ashedenden The Designer's Guide to VHDL Morgan Kaufmann
  • P. P. Chu FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples Wiley & Sons
Prerequisite Modules