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RS University and Digilent (Academic Partners) have partnered up to provide academics with a free workshop on teaching solutions to digital systems. The half-day workshop will take place at Coventry University on the 25th October 2017 in the Engineering and Computing Building (Coventry, United Kingdom). There is no fee to attend the workshop but registration with full details is compulsory.
Take a look at what you could learn during the workshop.
The objective of this workshop is to demonstrate ways in which student-owned lab approach can be used not only to teach many of the fundamentals of digital circuits, but also to challenge, engage, and excite students with engineering design problems. Students own their personal FPGA lab boards to solve open ended problems with unlimited access. Through demonstrations performed during the workshop, participants will leave with instructional materials that will enable them to easily incorporate these activities into their own courses.
In this workshop, we will demonstrate how students can learn about digital circuits through hands-on, project-based, open-ended exercises. A key component to enhancing the learning experience is the use of student-owned equipment where the students are freed from the constraints associated with traditional laboratory environments. We will discuss how low-cost, student-owned hardware along with free programming software can be used to teach digital design in an attractive yet challenging way, demonstrating the high abstraction level of theory with spectacular and fun projects.
About Nexys 4DDR
The board from Digilent and the free WebPack version of Vivado from Xilinx expose students to the newest technologies both in HW (the Artix 7 FPGA family from Xilinx) and software. The examples will use VHDL language and will demonstrate RTL design flow, IP core usage, simulation and HW debugging. Attendees also have the chance to debug the circuit through Digilent Analog Discovery 2, portable all-in-one instrument.
Gulson Rd, CV1 2JH
(Further information will be provided closer to the date of the workshop)
25th October 2017 – Digital Design with Portable FPGA Platform
14:00 – 14:15 Greetings and introductions
14:15 – 15:30 Workshop Training (1)
15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 17:00 Workshop Training (2)
17:00 – 17:10 Break
17:10 – 18:30 Workshop Training (3)
A number of car parks are available to participants attending the workshop.
- Participants need to have basic knowledge about VHDL and digital design.
- The workshop will be held in English.
- Seating is limited to 25 seats.
- There is no registration fee but prior registration is mandatory to all participants. All registry information will be held securely and shared between Digilent Inc. and RS Components.
To participate in the workshop, please click on the REGISTER button.
Sergiu Arpadi is an enthusiastic Digital Design Engineer member of FPGA team at the Romanian branch of Digilent Inc. He is involved either in validating new prototypes or developing projects for new FPGA boards and custom IP Cores. Sergiu is also a member of Digilent's Technical Support team.
- Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance after completion of the workshop
- Instructional materials will be provided to participants in order to adopt the innovative techniques in their own courses.
- Participants will be provided with a Nexys 4DDR board + USB a to Micro B cables. There will be no hardware donations during the workshop.
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