Electronic Design Automation

Lecturer:  Andreas Hoffmann

Supervisor:  Lukas Jünger

Type:  Master Lecture

Credits: 4


Course language: German, English


This lecture is aiming at all students which are interested in the area of electronic design automation (EDA) for digital circuits and "system-on-chip (SoC)" designs. SoC refers to integrating all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single integrated circuit (chip). It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions - all on a single chip substrate.

In the lecture we will illustrate the principles of SoC design - with a particular focus on the optimization of the system architecture and embedded software. We will present design methodologies and tooling - system level design is generally assumed to be the most promising invention in EDA and is a fundamental enabler to design modern SoCs.




Structure of the lecture:


  1. Embedded Systems
  2. Microprocessors
  3. Bus Systems
  4. EDA I
  5. EDA II
  6. Electronic System Level
  7. System description language
  8. System Level Design
  9. Exploration of computer architectures
  10. Embedded software development


Oral examinations b.a.

Room: ICT cubes, Room 001