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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)  
FPGAs are the most recent computing technology that is used in embedded systems.  ...  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

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  
This paper describes the adaptation of several common computer science courses to include the use of FPGA-based systems for project and assignment work.  ...  This allows us to leverage student familiarity with a hands-on, flexible hardware platform and also strengthens the relationships between different subfields within computer science.  ...  To facilitate this objective, we have described the integration of FPGA devices throughout several systems classes in the computer science curriculum.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2445196.2445316 dblp:conf/sigcse/LarkinsJR13 fatcat:2jkkzzzo3rbnhance47emyjeou

Cybersecurity Education

Marcin Lukowiak, Stanisław Radziszowski, James Vallino, Christopher Wood
2014 ACM Transactions on Computing Education  
With the continuous growth of cyberinfrastructure throughout modern society, the need for secure computing and communication is more important than ever before.  ...  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.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2538029 fatcat:ybvhr25e2nc3di47btk5fdqryi

From gates to multi-processors learning systems hands-on with FPGA4U in a computer science programme

Claudio Favi, René Beuchat, Xavier Jimenez, Paolo Ienne
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Embedded Systems Education - WESS '09  
We present in this paper our strategy to teach computer engineering and embedded systems in our Computer Science and Communication Systems programmes.  ...  Master classes on embedded systems use the platform for practical hands-on exercises in short projects with emphasis on either hardware, software, or hardware/software co-design.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We wish to thank Altera and their University Program for their support with the donation of Cyclone II devices since the beginning of the project.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1719010.1719020 fatcat:ew7eipzx2rcl5mekdf7e3uo3ra

Circuits and Embedded Systems Design Teaching for Postgraduate Student Focusing on Engineering Applications

Yi-nan WANG, Chang-lin CHEN, Hai-jun LIU, Nan LI, Qing-jiang LI
2019 DEStech Transactions on Social Science Education and Human Science  
This paper discusses the training objectives and methodological principles for circuits and embedded systems course focusing on engineering applications.  ...  By utilizing an example of IF signal sampling system, we present the detailed course preparation and teaching methods. Finally, the paper gives some suggestions on engineering education.  ...  Teaching Example In this section, we will present a teaching example of our course circuits and embedded systems, in which we put more efforts to show the real application requirements for the students  ... 
doi:10.12783/dtssehs/aems2018/27989 fatcat:adsp3ghnorhcflsh36njjqtps4

A project-based approach to FPGA-aided teaching of digital systems

Fajar Suryawan
2017 2017 4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics (EECSI)  
Each year's project involves challenges for the students to solve by implementing digital system on an FPGA design board. Here, background and curriculum context of the course will be presented.  ...  This article shares experience and lessons learned in teaching course on programmable logic design at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia.  ...  Conclusion We presented out experience in teaching a digital-design course utilizing FPGA technology, which enables an accessible practical approach.  ... 
doi:10.1109/eecsi.2017.8239177 fatcat:5mxtbjgz3zcnxfbckny7wbzbqe

The delft MS curriculum on embedded systems

Hans-Gerhard Gross, Arjan van Gemund
2007 ACM SIGBED Review  
We describe the program, its rationale, and two examples of already existing courses (Embedded Systems and Real-Time Systems), from which the new ES curriculum has emerged.  ...  Embedded Systems (ES) is the fastest growing sector in ICT technology [1] [18] . Also in the Dutch economy, this sector is believed to become an important generator of added value.  ...  These changes require engineering teams that possess skills in a wide range of disciplines such as computer science, electrical engineering, real-time computing, systems architecture, control engineering  ... 
doi:10.1145/1217809.1217811 fatcat:rj2ehnm6x5eknj7bn4zpwdzzva

Remote Prototyping of FPGA-Based Devices in the IoT Concept during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michał Melosik, Mariusz Naumowicz, Marek Kropidłowski, Wieslaw Marszalek
2022 Electronics  
The system is based on the application of the IoT concept, in which the final device is a test board with an FPGA chip.  ...  This paper presents a system for the remote design and testing of electronic circuits and devices with FPGAs during COVID-19 and similar lockdown periods when physical access to laboratories is not permitted  ...  instruction, 7-FPGA programming test files, 8-section with embedded channels, 9-basic information about the course, 10-student course evaluation, 11-section related to remote access, 12-section  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11091497 fatcat:amcchlx6ofecdi2bhsfrx7lhdi

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  
In this paper we show a platform which allows for education and training of a number of essential embedded skills.  ...  At each level different properties of the system are emphasized. Our emphasis on the interdisciplinary of embedded systems education is based on referenced research findings.  ...  The embedded Java system with JOP is a computer with very limited resources, e.g., the main memory is just 1 MB.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1719010.1719022 fatcat:jnqiqgf4lvacbobv6yvpoivnxm

Empowering Tomorrow's Engineers Using Active Learning Projects

Hardware and software platform that aims at giving engineering students the ability to design real systems quickly for automation, robotics, data logging or embedded systems are introduced.  ...  This paper presents a fundamental concept of the active learning system using the National Instruments (NI) myRIO architecture.  ...  Doug Williams has explored utilizing LabVIEW in conjunction with embedded hardware in a typically lecture-only DSP course.  ... 
doi:10.1587/essfr.10.4_238 fatcat:uopdppckcjbeblh5lzediqman4

Multi-processor programming in the embedded system curriculum

Andreas Hansson, Benny Akesson, Jef van Meerbergen
2009 ACM SIGBED Review  
The starting point is a decoder written in sequential C and an embedded multi-processor system, running on an FPGA.  ...  Teaching embedded system design is challenging, as the subject covers a wide range of aspects, and also involves skills that students do not learn from a text book.  ...  In the context of a master program on embedded systems, which is a joint program of electrical engineering and computer science, there is a coherent set of four courses tackling the aforementioned questions  ... 
doi:10.1145/1534480.1534489 fatcat:otwvf3kkdve7pp52flepfkux2m

Developing and Teaching an Integrated Series of Courses in Embedded Computer Systems

Mikel Bezdek, Daniel Helvick, Ramon Mercado, Diane Rover, Akhilesh Tyagi, Zhao Zhang
2006 Proceedings. Frontiers in Education. 36th Annual Conference  
With embedded computer systems being a core topic in computer engineering, there are typically one or more courses in a program that provide varying coverage.  ...  At Iowa State University, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering developed a new senior-level design course on embedded systems design (CPRE 488) that bridges the content between the introductory  ...  and computer science to better accommodate embedded systems education.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2006.322749 fatcat:o4qr3nr6gvfczndphy2ux3v2vy

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)  
Complex computing platforms involving pipelined processors, memory hierarchies, multi-core and many-core architectures are very common nowadays.  ...  This feedback is essential to provide students with valuable knowledge and meet quality criteria in academic education.  ...  computations, allows students from different backgrounds (electronic engineering, computer science, etc.) to successfully design, program and test embedded systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dcis.2016.7845372 fatcat:ggx2lrw4bzd3lmorudyg4nqpvq

Conquering the complexity mountain: Full-stack computer architecture teaching with FPGAs

A. Theodore Markettos, Simon W. Moore, Brian D. Jones, Roy Spliet, Vlad A. Gavrila
2016 2016 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME)  
This makes it challenging for students with no background in computer systems to climb the mountain of 40 years of design, particularly within a constrained teaching timetable.  ...  We recount our experiences with rapidly bringing students up to speed with the modern world of computing systems, and some of the lessons we, as course designers, were taught by the process. 978-1-4673  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank Altera for generously supporting our teaching effort, funding summer interns and hardware donations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ewme.2016.7496457 dblp:conf/ewme/MarkettosMJSG16 fatcat:wjzgwlaf2vem5orhdhgygsza4u

The Paramountcy of Reconfigurable Computing [chapter]

Reiner Hartenstein
2012 Energy-Efficient Distributed Computing Systems  
The impact is a fascinating challenge to reach new horizons of research in computer science.  ...  (RC) applications -bringing profound changes to the practice of scientific computing, cyber physical systems (CPS) and ubiquitous embedded systems, as well as new promises of disruptive new horizons for  ...  A growing trend is the use of FPGAs in embedded systems: ERC (Embedded Reconfigurable Computing). FPGAs are supposed to be used in 70% of all Embedded systems 230 .  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118342015.ch18 fatcat:shfb4oycu5hu5boizx6oltlgwa
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