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Microelectronics Systems Education, IEEE International Conference on (1997)
Arlington, VA
July 21, 1997 to July 23, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-7996-4
pp: 0077
A. Wu , Dept. of Electron. Eng., City Univ. of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Abstract: With the advance in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology, digital design in VLSI has moved from the bottom-up design approach to top-down design methodology with the aid of advanced Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. The most common design platform is one in which the tools make use of VHDL as the design medium. It has become the standard approach for designing digital circuit/systems. However, mastering VHDL for design is not as simple as it seems, in that it is simply high level programming to mimic the design hardware, even for experienced designer. An interactive learning tool with the capability of conducting experiments concurrently is proposed to enhance the teaching quality and provide ample training for students in learning VHDL.
logic CAD; interactive learning toolbox; logic synthesis; VHDL; computer-aided design; CAD technology; digital design; VLSI; top-down design methodology; electronic design automation tools; EDA tools; teaching quality enhancement; student teaching

A. Wu, "Interactive learning toolbox for logic synthesis with VHDL," Microelectronics Systems Education, IEEE International Conference on(MSE), Arlington, VA, 1997, pp. 0077.
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