VLSI Design for Digital Signal Processing - Spring, 2002

VADA (VLSI Algorithmic Design Automation) Lab.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sungkyunkwan University


Class Topics

Reading Materials

Project Information


CAD Tools

Lecturer: Prof. Jun-Dong Cho Email: jdcho@yurim.skku.ac.kr , Room 21113, Office:0331-290-7127, Home:02-504-2976

TA: Hyeong Seok YuEmail: rubaiyat@nownuri.net , Room 21119 (tel: 7127)

Prerequisite: Digital Logic, Integrated Circuits, UNIX and C programming. Some experience with VHDL is necessary.

Project: Readings and Projects are available in the web page and due in class.

Grading: 60% project (no late project) + 20% homeworks +20% quiz (upload your seminar slides to Project Web Board in the Project Information page)

Course description

A multimedia system usually involves four technological components: composition and coding, storage and retrieval, transmission and delivery, interaction and presentation control. Advances in software and VLSI technology have nurtured multimedia prototype systems into commercial products. This course covers the Embedded system design and implementation of multimedia DSP, with particular focus on the architectues under constraints of speed, power, and area. Several case studies will be presented, along with their highly optimized dedicated designs, which exploit relationships between the algorithm and hardware architectues.

With the new microsystem techiniques, tens of millions of transisitors can be compactly integrated for very low-power operation in advanced multimedia applications. This course has been arranged into three major parts: Video Processing and transmission, System Module Design, and Integration Technologies.

This semester, special attention will be given to the topic: lower power Multimedia and Telecommunication DSP VLSI Architectures. This will be reflected in both the lectures and the preferred projects.

Related Courses on Previous Semesters:

  1. 1999 Fall : Computer Architecture - Microsystems for Multimedia Applications
  2. 1999 Spring: Low Power VLSI Design Optimization
  3. 1998 Fall: Computer Architecture -Software and Hardware Co-Design
  4. 1997 Fall: VLSI C AD
  5. 1998 Fall: VLSI Design
  6. 1998 Fall: Lower Power ASIC Design High-Level Solution (SAMSUNG)

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