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Constructivist Multi-Access Lab Approach in Teaching FPGA Systems Design with LabVIEW

Walid Balid, Mahmoud Abdulwahed, Imad Alrouh
2013 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
There is an increasing demand on FPGA based embedded systems, in particular, for applications that require rapid time responses.  ...  This paper describes the development of new course material for teaching FPGA-based embedded systems design by using 'G' Programming Language of LabVIEW.  ...  CONCLUSIONS The paper reports on the development of a hands-on curriculum for teaching and learning of Embedded FPGA Systems design.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijep.v3is3.2768 fatcat:e4ywf4odmncorarnpcvyukp5ai

Bringing soccer to the field of real-time embedded systems education

Akash Kumar, Shakith Fernando, Manmohan Manoharan
2011 Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Embedded Systems Education - WESE '11  
Owing to multi-disciplinary nature of real-time embedded systems, imparting exposure and experience in all facets of such systems is challenging.  ...  The aim of the project is to develop a 5-a-side soccer system on multiple Xilinx FPGA boards using embedded processors.  ...  They donated 100 licenses for their ISE Embedded Edition, sponsored the prizes for top three teams and provided a few FPGA boards to assist in project development.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2077370.2077377 dblp:conf/esweek/KumarFM11 fatcat:ujmcyv7msvfn3h3d4rlrsv5dti

Educational case studies with an open source embedded real-time Java processor

Rasmus Ulslev Pedersen, Martin Schoeberl
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Embedded Systems Education - WESS '09  
Our emphasis on the interdisciplinary of embedded systems education is based on referenced research findings. This way we provide empirical findings and couple it with academic frameworks.  ...  The experience covers basics from undergraduate education to Ph.D. level education. At each level different properties of the system are emphasized.  ...  Therefore, this system is an ideal teaching vehicle.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1719010.1719022 fatcat:jnqiqgf4lvacbobv6yvpoivnxm

Project-Based Learning in Embedded Systems Education Using an FPGA Platform

Akash Kumar, Shakith Fernando, Rajesh C Panicker
2013 IEEE Transactions on Education  
Index Terms-Embedded systems, field-programmable gate array (FPGA), hardware-software co-design, project-based learning, real-time systems.  ...  In the embedded hardware design course project, students use an embedded processor-based system to perform decryption of a block encrypted image, accelerated through a custom co-processor.  ...  They donated licenses for their ISE Embedded Edition, sponsored the prizes for the top three teams and sponsored a trip to Beijing for the top team to participate in an open hardware contest [24].  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2013.2246568 fatcat:kc7p6ctx65emlh5jpxtqu5eydu

Modernization of Teaching in Embedded Systems Design—An International Collaborative Project

S. Nooshabadi, J. Garside
2006 IEEE Transactions on Education  
Index Terms-Embedded systems teaching, international collaboration in teaching, microprocessor design teaching, programmable hardware development board.  ...  This paper describes the process of review, design, and delivery of a course in modern embedded systems, an international collaborative teaching project involving the University of New South Wales (Australia  ...  team embarked on the task of course development for modern embedded systems that was based on an ARM processor and programmable logic arrays [18] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2006.872402 fatcat:b44c454vvzclfe2pvp4yxhpwl4

E-learning tools and remote reconfigurable systems for engineering education

Valery Sklyarov, Iouliia Skliarova
2010 2010 International Conference on Networking and Information Technology  
Nowadays, reconfigurable systems, in general, and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) based systems, in particular, constitute an essential part of engineering practice.  ...  This paper presents an original approach proposed and successfully used in University of Aveiro and targeted to advance e-learning tools and remote laboratories for state-ofthe-art engineering education  ...  The last of them is implementation, verification and demonstration of the project in FPGA. An FPGA-based prototyping system (see Fig. 1 ) has been developed for such purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icnit.2010.5508567 fatcat:4kzloymkzveunfjr2meo6ixj3i

Using FPGAs as a reconfigurable teaching tool throughout CS systems curriculum

D. Brian Larkins, William M. Jones, H. Erin Rickard
2013 Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '13  
At Coastal Carolina, we have integrated FPGA systems first used in our hardware-based courses into several higher-level systems and applications courses.  ...  This paper describes the adaptation of several common computer science courses to include the use of FPGA-based systems for project and assignment work.  ...  Using an FPGA-based system target for our project compiler provides several advantages.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2445196.2445316 dblp:conf/sigcse/LarkinsJR13 fatcat:2jkkzzzo3rbnhance47emyjeou

A Multi-Paradigm Approach to Teaching Students Embedded Systems Design using FPGAs and CPLDs

David C. Dyer, Yan Lin Aung
2014 Proceedings of the FPGA World Conference 2014 on - FPGAWorld '14  
To create optimal embedded electronic systems, it is essential to ensure all implementation options are considered, and students of electronics and computer engineering must be educated in hardware, software  ...  Regarding ISAs, we use an FPGA configured with a soft-core ARM Cortex-M1 32-bit processor but also introduce a custom hybrid RISC/CISC 12-bit processor called VIP.  ...  Ayushi Sinha who, as interns in CHiPES and with our guidance, help to develop the embedded firmware and software. Also thanks are due to Mr.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2674095.2674099 fatcat:kfummumuxzahjlj2zhqgvvv7qi

A Review of Embedded Systems Education in the Arduino Age: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Mohammed El-Abd
2017 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
In this work, the impact of Arduino on embedded systems education is investigated. First, challenges facing embedded systems education are identified from the literature.  ...  In this paper, the subject of embedded systems education in the Arduino age is examined.  ...  In Embedded Systems Education This section analyzes previous works using Arduino in teaching embedded systems.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijep.v7i2.6845 fatcat:eqrxuclmxzeulj6zial4dys75m

Methodology and international collaboration in teaching reconfigurable systems

Valery Sklyarov, Iouliia Skliarova, Alexander Sudnitson
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)  
The paper describes the proposed methodology for teaching reconfigurable (Field-Programmable Gate Array based) systems and international collaboration in education.  ...  Numerous examples are presented, including particular cases of teaching outside of home universities.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was supported by HP grant award "Use of HP Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching Reconfigurable Systems for Electrical and Computer Engineering Curricula", the European Union  ... 
doi:10.1109/educon.2012.6201190 dblp:conf/educon/SklyarovSS12 fatcat:6eyiar5pkjgzpljvgl6hub4dwe

Teaching hybrid HW/SW embedded system design using FPGA-based devices

Alfonso Rodriguez, Jorge Portilla, Eduardo de la Torre, Teresa Riesgo
2016 2016 Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems (DCIS)  
The theoretical content is complemented using handson exercises to further analyze the concepts discussed in class.  ...  As an example, the practical lessons on single-core Systems on Programmable Chip are reviewed in detail, showing the key ideas that are to be acquired by the students enrolled in the subject.  ...  (If yes, please provide some information and/or details) 4) Did you have previous experience on embedded system design?  ... 
doi:10.1109/dcis.2016.7845372 fatcat:ggx2lrw4bzd3lmorudyg4nqpvq

A Multimedia Tool for Teaching Reconfigurable Computing

Iouliia Skliarova
2009 2009 Second International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering  
The paper argues importance of reconfigurable systems in education and suggests a multimedia tool augmented with an FPGA-based prototyping system, which could contribute to productive teaching of reconfigurable  ...  Nowadays, reconfigurable systems, in general, and FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) based systems, in particular, constitute an essential part of engineering practice.  ...  This paper continues and extends that work by proposing a multimedia tool and an FPGA-based prototyping board that could additionally contribute to effective teaching of reconfigurable systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccee.2009.237 fatcat:mpevz6cmovfb5ifcmb4p6mhuau

Hands-on computer architecture

Jan Gray
2000 Proceedings of the 2000 workshop on Computer architecture education - WCAE '00  
It then suggests that FPGA-based processors can also be applied to the study of advanced architecture topics including memory systems, multithreading, LIWs, chip multiprocessors, and architectural support  ...  Field programmable gate arrays are an ideal substrate for computer architecture project courses.  ...  This section explores the teaching value of such FPGA computer systems. Why build an undergraduate architecture course around FPGA-based processors and systems?  ... 
doi:10.1145/1275240.1275262 dblp:conf/wcae/Gray00 fatcat:q3mjgfapbzapzmezd5l2nnyfvq

Embedded and real-time systems classes in traditional and distance education format

M. A. Thornton, T. W. Manikas, P. A. Laplante
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
We describe topics for inclusion in these courses and associated hands-on experiences as required portions of the courses including example development systems based upon two popular microcontrollers.  ...  Embedded Systems design courses are important components in software, computer, and electrical engineering programs and curricula.  ...  FPGA-based ES Development System Some researchers have experimented with virtual laboratories for embedded systems teaching purposes [17] [19] [20] TABLE II .  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6685058 dblp:conf/fie/ThorntonML13 fatcat:7fx5czwycrhbfck3zn7rambqee

Cybersecurity Education

Marcin Lukowiak, Stanisław Radziszowski, James Vallino, Christopher Wood
2014 ACM Transactions on Computing Education  
As a result, there is also an increasing need for entry-level developers who are capable of designing and building practical solutions for systems with stringent security requirements.  ...  Embedded Systems: A portion of the course was devoted to the discussion of FPGA-based embedded systems.  ...  an FPGA based embedded processor system; students understand how to configure linker scripts and build software projects for cryptographic primitives.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2538029 fatcat:ybvhr25e2nc3di47btk5fdqryi
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