ECE 543

Design of Digital and VLSI Systems

Units: 1.5

Formerly: ELEC 543

Advanced combinational and sequential logic design. Optimization of finite state machines; timing methodologies and synchronization issues. Hardware description languages (HDL): structural and behavioural descriptions, simulations and testbenches, coding styles, design with HDL and FPGA implementation. Design for test: testing concepts, scan-based design and built-in self-test (BIST). Design for high speed: timing analysis, pipelining and retiming. Design for low power: sources of power dissipation, design transformations. Students will be required to complete a project.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECE 543, ECE 441, CENG 441, ELEC 543.

Graduate course in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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