Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Programmable Structures MEK 515 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AHMET KARACA
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Course Objective Giving students an understanding of programmable architectures.
Helping students to get an ability to implement digital circuits onto these architectures.
Course Content Classification of programmable architectures. Programmable logic. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), their technologies and programming devices. General and special purpose FPGAs. FPGAs in DSP systems.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Classifies programmable architectures. Lecture, Project / Design,
2 Comments on programmable logic. Lecture, Question-Answer, Project / Design,
3 Comprehends FPGA and CPLD technologies. Lecture, Project / Design,
4 Explains objectives of these technologies. Lecture, Group Study, Project / Design,
5 Compares FPGA and CPLD technologies. Lecture, Group Study, Project / Design,
6 Explains their advantages. Lecture, Group Study, Project / Design,
7 Designs their own projects using these technologies. Lecture, Group Study, Project / Design,
8 Implements design into an FPGA architecture. Lecture, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Classification of programmable architectures. [1,2,3]
2 History of programmable logic devices [1,2,3]
3 Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) [1,2]
4 Advantages of CPLDs. Structure of sample CPLD families [1,2]
5 Development of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) [1,2]
6 Basic contents of FPGAs. [1,2]
7 Programming technologies of FPGAs and programming devices [1]
8 Structure of SRAM-based FPGA and sample architectures [1]
9 Midterm Exam
10 Structure of Antifuse-based FPGA and sample architectures [1]
11 Structure of EPROM-based FPGA and sample architectures [1]
12 Choosing a suitable FPGA for a design [1]
13 General and special purpose FPGAs. FPGAs in DSP systems [1,2,3]
14 Application Examples on FPGA platform [1,2,3]
Course Notes [1] Eskikurt, Halil İbrahim; Entegre Devre Tasarımı Ders Notları, SAÜ, 2007.
Course Resources [2] Field-Programmable Gate Array Technology, Trimberger, S., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, USA, 1994.
[3] Digital Integrated Circuits, Rabaey, J.M., Prentice-Hall International (UK) Ltd., London, 1996.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 Develop new strategic approach and produce solutions by taking responsibility in unexpected and complicated situations in mechatronic engineering X
3 Aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement X
4 Develop and use data processing and communication technologies together with the machine, electronic and computer software-hardware knowledge required by the field of mechatronic engineering expertise X
5 Ability to complete and implement "limited or incomplete data" by using the scientific methods. X
6 Ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
7 Ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process X
8 Ability to design and apply analytical, modeling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
9 Gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
10 Aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications X
11 Ability to interpret engineering applications social and environmental dimensions and it´s compliance with the social environment
12 At least be capable of oral and written communication in a foreign language X
13 Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations
14 Systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
15 Gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 30 30
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6