Midterm Exam

Recommended Reading

 P. Chu, RTL Hardware Design using VHDL
  1. Chapter 2, Overview of Hardware Description Languages
  2. Chapter 3, Basic Language Constructs of VHDL
  3. Chapter 4, Concurrent Signal Assignment Statements of VHDL
  4. Chapter 5.1, VHDL Process
  5. Chapter 8, Sequential Circuit Design: Principle (except 8.6 and 8.8)
  6. Chapter 9, Sequential Circuit Design: Practice (only Sections 9.1 and 9.2)
  7. Chapter 11 Register Transfer Methodology: Principle (only Sections 11.1-11.2.2)
  8. Chapter 14, Parameterized Design: Principle (except 14.7 and 14.8)
  9. Chapter 15, Parameterized Design: Practice
Stephen Brown and Zvonko Vranesic, Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design, 3rd Edition or 2nd Edition
  1. Chapter 10.2 Design Examples (parts related to the development of block diagrams only)

Recommended Practice Problems

  1. ECE 545 Midterm Exam 1 from Fall 2006, Problem 1 (block diagram only), Problem 3
  2. ECE 545 Midterm Exam 1 from Fall 2005, Problem 1 (block diagram only), Problem 3
  3. ECE 545 Midterm Exam 2 from Fall 2005, Block diagram only
  4. ECE Midterm Exam 2 from Fall 2004, Block diagram only
  5. ECE 448 Lab Midterm Exam from Spring 2008 - Tuesday Section (source codes of the execution unit and the testbench only)
  6. ECE 448 Lab Midterm Exam from Spring 2008 - Wednesday Section (source codes of the execution unit and the testbench only)
  7. ECE 448 Lab Midterm Exam from Spring 2008 - Thursday Section (source codes of the execution unit and the testbench only)
  8. Other Past ECE 448 Exams (including solutions to selected problems)