Design automation of embedded systems (2012/2013)

Course code
4S02912
Name of lecturers
Tiziano Villa, Franco Fummi, Graziano Pravadelli
Coordinator
Tiziano Villa
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2012 al Jan 31, 2013.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall G  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall B  

Learning outcomes

The course introduces the fundamental algorithms for the automatic design of embedded systems, with particular emphasis on data structures to design and optimize digital systems and on automatic techniques for synthesis, verification and testing of embedded systems.

Syllabus

Representation of logic functions, multi-valued logic, binary decision diagrams, multi-level logic, netlist optimization with respect to area, timing and power consumption. State machines and sequential circuits, micro-architectural optimization.

Definition, characterization and simulation of defects, fault and error modeling, fault and error simulation. Test generation for combinatorial and sequential circuits, built-in self test, fault tolerance.

Dynamic assertion-based verification. Assertion qualification: assertion coverage, vacuum cleaning.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (ON/OFF) plus a project chosen in one of the three main areas covered in the class.

Teaching aids

Documents

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Data from AA 2012/2013 are not available yet