Computer Aided Design

Ac.Year:ukončen 2006/2007 (Not opened)
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Schwarz Josef, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY)
Lecturer:Schwarz Josef, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
Learning objectives:
  The goal is to inform students how to work with software packages CAD/CAE for schematics drawing, simulation of digital circuits and its implementation on the PLD and PCB platform.
  Design automation concept. Software packages CAD/CAE. Specification of OrCAD and Xilinx platform. Specification and synthesis of digital systems. Schematic design tools, partitioning of logic design, digital system simulation, standard and advanced methods for placement, autorouters. Programming of programmable logic devices (PLD), design of printed circuit boards (PCB). Output data for manufacturing.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Knowledge of the theory of logic circuits and the basic set of logic elements 
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Ability to design and realize digital circuits on the platform of printed circuit boards and PLD circuits.
Syllabus of lectures:
  • Introduction into CAD tools.
  • Specification and synthesis of digital circuits.
  • Decomposition of large circuits.
  • Schematic editors.
  • Digital simulator.
  • Manual and auto-placer.
  • Auto-router.
  • Design of PLD circuit.
  • Advanced design of PLD circuits, critical timing.
  • Design of printed circuit boards (PCB).
  • VLSI circuit design: A survey.
  • Optimization algorithms.
  • Generation of output data for manufacturing.
Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
  • Schematic edition of digital circuits
  • Simulation of digital circuits
  • Manual and auto-placement
  • Auto-routing
  • PLD circuit design
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  • Logical and physical design of a given digital circuit
Fundamental literature:
  • Clyde F., Jr. Coombs (Editor): Printed Circuits Handbook, McGraw Hill, 1995, ISBN 0070127549.
  • Mazumder P., Rudnick M.: Genetic algorithms for VLSI design, layout & test automation. Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN0-13-011566-5.
  • Breuer M., A.: Design automation of digital systems, vol. 1, Prentice-Hall, 1973, USA, ISBN 0-13-199893-5.
Study literature:
  • Mazumder P., Rudnick M.: Genetic algorithms for VLSI design, layout & test automation. Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN 0-13-011566-5.
  • Zendulka, J., Schwarz, J.: Design automation of digital systems, textbook, VUT Brno, 1992, 160 pp.
Controlled instruction:
  Laboratory practice and project are monitored
Progress assessment:
  • Mid-term written exam - 20 points.
  • Individual project - 15 points.
  • Laboratory - 15 points 
  • Final written examination - 50 points.
  • Passing boundary for ECTS assessment - 50 points.
Exam prerequisites:
  Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

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