Division of Microelectronic Systems Design (EMS)

General Information

Here you will find the lectures offered by our working group in the winter semester.

A list of vacant student works can be found here.

Important Links

  • KIS: Dates of courses
  • OLAT: Course materials and further information (passwords can be obtained at our chair or in the lecture)

All necessary information and resources for the courses will be provided in the corresponding OLAT courses, therefore, make sure that you subscribe to all OLAT courses that are relevant for you. You will receive the access code for the courses "Microelectronic Circuit and System Design I", "Synthesis and Optimization of Microelectronic Systems I", and "SystemC and Virtual Prototyping" by email after registration for the courses in the KIS-Office.

Courses in Winter Semester

We offer the following courses in the winter semester:

Embedded Processor Lab (EIT-EMS-546-L-4)

Contents

Content of this lab are the modeling and extension of a typical RISC processor architecture (RiscV). Students must realize the concepts of modern processor architectures (e.g. forwarding or memory caches) in hardware (synthesizable VHDL / Verilog models) and analyze the runtime performance of processors. Additionally the concept of Application Specific Instruction Processor (ASIP) is trained. Furthermore students acquire skills in hardware validation and use of typical EDA tools (e.g. synthesis) in large projects.

Registration

OLAT

Registration Deadline: 01.11.2021

Prerequisites

  • Architektur digitaler Systeme I (EIT-EIS-571-V-4)
  • Knowledge in VHDL/Verilog
  • Knowledge in C and Assembler

Microelectronic Circuit and System Design I (EIT-EMS-654-V-4)

Contents

  • Design of digital CMOS circuits
  • The MOS transistor
  • Leakage mechanisms
  • Advanced transistor technologies
  • Introduction to the CMOS process
  • Design methodologies
  • Implementation styles and technologies
  • Circuit techniques
  • Sequential circuits

Dates

Link to KIS System

Lecture:   
Monday, 16:00 - 17:30 (11-262)

Exercise:
Tuesday, 09:00 - 09:45 (12-270)

Materials

OLAT

Please register for this course in the KIS-Office to receive the OLAT access code by email.

Exam

Oral Exam (EMECS, EMSSII)

Principles and Applications of Probability Theory (EIT-EMS-454-V-2)

Contents

  • Various terms and definitions of probability
  • Stochastic independence, joint experiments
  • Random Variables (ZV) and moments
  • Special distributions of continuous and discrete random variables, multi-dimensional random variables, covariance matrix
  • Application examples: reliability theory and safety
  • Mathematical statistics, parameter estimation, confidence estimators

Dates

Link to KIS System

Lecture:
Thursday, 08:00 - 09:30 (46-280)
Friday, 12:00 - 13:30 (46-280)

Digital Technology Lab 1 (EIT-EMS-324-L-2)

Contents

Base knowledge is provided to specify the base components of digital logic in VHDL. Furthermore the designed circuits must be verified by simulation and will be synthesized to FPGA devices.

Basics of the hardware description language VHDL will be given Tuesdays 12:00-13:30 online. Further information is given in the OLAT-system.

Kick-Off meeting will be on Tuesday 2. November 2021, 12:00-13:30; this will be an virtual event. Details will be given later.

Dates

Link to KIS System

Monday, 14:00 - 16:15 (12-524)
Tuesday, 12:00- 13:30 (13-222)
Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:15 (12-274)
Thursday, 15:30 - 17:45 (12-524)

or online

Prerequisites

Grundlagen der Informationsverarbeitung (EIT-EIS-314-V-2)

Registration

OLAT

Deadline: 05.11.2021

Principles of Electrical and Computer Engineering in CVT (EIT-RTS-552-V-5)

Contents

Lecture series with following lecturers:


Content from our side:

  • Introduction to processors and computing systems
  • Real world processor example: Aurix
  • Introduction to Safety
  • Virtual prototyping with SystemC TLM

Dates

Link to KIS System

Lecture:
Thursday, 18:00 - 19:30 (13-222)
Friday, 16:00 - 17:30 (13-222)

Implementation of Integrated Circuits (EIT-EMS-742-L-4)

Contents

In this one week course the basic knowledge in using hardware description language VHDL with EDA tools is given. Implementation of digital circuits on base of FPGAs (and standard cells) will be teached. This course is provided only for master students without any knowledge of hardware description languages (VHDL or Verilog).

  • Design space and simulation model of VHDL
  • Realization of behavioral description with hardware description language VHDL
  • Using of synthetizable subset of VHDL and introduction to synthesis
  • Realization of a decoder for the radio time signal DCF-77 for radio clocks
  • Design flow and constraints for realization of application specific integrated circuits, especially with Xilinx FPGA technologies

Dates

Link to KIS System

This (full-time) lab takes place from Monday to Thursday before the lecture time. Next course will given be from 18.10.2021 to 21.10.2021.  Number of seats is limited to 6 due to Covid-19 regulations. For registration please contact lecturer by email starting on 30.09.2021.

Seminar Microelectronics (EIT-EMS-730-S-4)

Contents

Talks and discussions related to microelectronics

  • #SWS: 2 h
  • #ECTS Credits: 3
  • Languages: German / English
  • Registration mandatory: yes

Important Dates

05.11.2021: Topic release
19.11.2021: Deadline topic subscription

Synthesis and Optimization of Microelectronic Systems I (EIT-EMS-657-V-7)

Contents

The lecture Synthesis and Optimization of Microelectronic Systems addresses students in electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science who are interested in design automation of hardware dominated embedded systems. It introduces the whole implementation chain from systems specification down to implementation on register transfer level.

Covered topics

  • Motivation
  • System Modelling and Specification
  • Hardware/Software Partitioning
  • High level synthesis techniques: Scheduling, Allocation, Binding
  • Register-Transfer Synthesis

Dates

Link to KIS System

Lecture:   
Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 (11-207)

Exercise:   
Wednesday, 09:00 - 09:45 (11-205)

Materials

OLAT

Please register for this course in the KIS-Office to receive the OLAT access code by email.

SystemC and Virtual Prototyping (EIT-EMS-659-V-7)

Contents

  • Introduction to virtual prototyping and virtual product development methodology for embedded systems
  • System models and specification
  • Hardware/Software co-development with virtual prototyping
  • Modelling with cycle accurate SystemC
  • Modelling on higher level of abstraction with Transaction Level Modeling (TLM)
  • Modelling of embedded processors with gem5
  • Design space exploration for embedded systems with virtual prototypes

Dates

Link to KIS System

Lecture:   
Friday, 14:00 - 15:30 (11-207)

Exercise:
virtual

Materials

OLAT

Please register for this course in the KIS-Office to receive the OLAT access code by email.

Remark

The lecture will be held in presence as an interactive programming class since students asked for this over the last years. For specific topics we will refer to pre-recorded videos. For a pure virtual participation, all lectures are recorded and provided as download link in OLAT. The exercise will be home work based. Questions to lecture and exercise will be answered during the lecture slot on Fridays.

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