Lec1 - Announcements ECE 406 Design of Complex Digital Systems Labs to start in 2 Weeks Lecture 1 Introduction Fall 2008 Xun Liu NC State

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1 Announcements Labs to start in 2 Weeks 2 ECE 406: Design of Complex Digital Systems ECE 406: Design of Complex Digital Systems Lecture 1 Introduction Introduction Fall 2008 Xun Liu Xun Liu NC State University 3 Design of Complex Digital Systems Create according to plan Lots of stuff Hard to analyze or solve Discrete Units Group of items forming a whole 4 ECE406: A Course of Hardware Design § Organize a large number of elements together so that they can accomplish a specified set of tasks How many elements: >100,000 (often as high as 100,000,000) What elements: interconnects, transistors What tasks: given functionality
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5 What Hardware? Digital Electronic Chips 6 Layout: What is inside (ASIC) A sub-block 7 An ASIC Sub-block or Module A Gate 8 Standard Cells or Gates D-flip-flop 2-input NOR gate
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9 Why to Design Complex Systems? § Can we just write software programs? - How to execute a program? - The efficiency of a program depends on hardware. § Can we just design simple systems?
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course ECE 406 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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Lec1 - Announcements ECE 406 Design of Complex Digital Systems Labs to start in 2 Weeks Lecture 1 Introduction Fall 2008 Xun Liu NC State

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