University Self-Guided Lab: Become an FPGA Designer in 4 Hours (ODSWBECOME)

4 Hours Online Course

Course Description

This course gives you basic skills to design with Intel® FPGAs in 4 hour using a mixture of lecture, demonstrations & labs. Learn architectural features of Intel FPGAs & how the Intel Quartus® Prime software works. The labs train you to:

  1. Set up a design project
  2. Set assignments & compile a design
  3. Perform timing analysis
  4. Perform power analysis
  5. Download a design to hardware
  6. Debug with the Signal Tap logic analyzer

The course is most beneficial using the Cyclone® V GX Starter Kit or the DE10-Lite Kit from Terasic. Consult Terasic/ Digikey websites for details on the kits. If you choose not to purchase a kit, you can complete all labs except Design Download & Debug. Links to download lab files are in the Notes section.

At Course Completion

You will be able to:

  • Describe the features that make up modern FPGA devices
  • Use many of the common features of the Intel Quartus Prime software including IP Generation, I/O Assignments, Compilation, Timing Analysis, Power Analysis, Design Download and Design Debug
  • Understand how to generate timing constraints for synchronous and asynchronous based systems
  • Download a completed design from your PC to a development kit
  • Use the Signal Tap embedded Logic Analyzer to debug your design

Skills Required

  • Basic understanding of digital logic design