Using rapid prototyping in computer architecture design laboratories

James O. Hamblen, Henry Owen, Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Binh Dao
1996 Proceedings of the 1996 workshop on Computer architecture education - WCAE-2 '96  
This paper describes the undergraduate computer architecture courses and laboratories introduced at Georgia Tech during the past two years. A core sequence of six required courses for computer engineering students has been developed. In this paper, emphasis is placed upon the new core laboratories which utilize commercial CAD tools, FPGAs, hardware emulators, and a VHDL based rapid prototyping approach to simulate, synthesize, and implement prototype computer hardware.
doi:10.1145/1275152.1275156 dblp:conf/wcae/HamblenOYD96 fatcat:wyfxm6bzxbbl7b2bgbw2oh7mtu