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ECEN 248: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN. Lecture 1 Dr. “Peter” Weiping Shi Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Instructor:. Dr. “Peter” Weiping Shi Office 333K WERC Office Hour: MW 10:00-11:30 am Email: [email protected] Phone: 979-587-1877. Required textbook :.

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ECEN 248: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN

Lecture 1

Dr. “Peter” Weiping Shi

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Instructor:

  • Dr. “Peter” Weiping Shi

    • Office 333K WERC

    • Office Hour: MW 10:00-11:30 am

    • Email: [email protected]

    • Phone: 979-587-1877


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Required textbook:

  • Brown and Vranesic (2rd Edition)

    Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design.


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Course info

  • Course website

    • dropzone.tamu.edu/~wshi/248_spring11.html

    • All slides, labs, assignments, etc.

  • Mailing list:

    • Emails will be sent periodically to tamu accounts

    • Announcements:

      • Lecture cancellations

      • Deadline extension

      • Updates, etc.


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Grading Policy:

  • Homework (20%)

  • Labs (20%)

  • Exam 1 : 15%

  • Exam 2 : 15%

  • Exam 3 : 20%

  • Quizzes 10%


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Course Goals

  • Study methods for

    • Representation, manipulation, and optimization for both combinatorial and sequential logic

    • Solving digital design problems

    • Study HDL description language (Verilog)


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The Evolution of Computer Hardware

  • When was the first transistor invented?

  • Modern-day electronics began with the invention in 1947 of the transfer resistor

  • Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley at Bell Laboratories


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William Shockley

  • Born in London, grown up in CA.

  • B.S. 1932, Ph.D. 1936

  • During WWII

    • Anti-submarine research & bomber pilot training

    • Report on casualty of invading Japan: 1.7m to 4m

    • Presidential Medal for Merit

  • Bell Labs

    • Solid state physics group leader

    • Invention of transistor in 1947

  • Silicon Valley

    • Shockley Semiconductor Lab, Mountain View, CA

    • Traitorous Eight formed Fairchild Semiconductor

      • Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, etc


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The Evolution of Computer Hardware

  • When was the first IC (integrated circuit) invented?

  • In 1958 the IC was born when Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments successfully interconnected, by hand, several transistors, resistors and capacitors on a single substrate


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The PowerPC 750

  • Introduced in 1999

  • 3.65M transistors

  • 366 MHz clock rate

  • 40 mm2 die size

  • 250nm technology


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The Underlying Technologies


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Technology Trends: Microprocessor Complexity

Itanium 2: 41 Million

Athlon (K7): 22 Million

Alpha 21264: 15 million

Pentium Pro: 5.5 million

PowerPC 620: 6.9 million

Alpha 21164: 9.3 million

Sparc Ultra: 5.2 million

Moore’s Law

2X transistors/Chip

Every 1.5 years

Called

“Moore’s Law”


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How to Remember?

United States

307 million as of July 2010

Intel processor (core 2 duo)

291 million transistors as of 2006


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Layers of abstraction

Application (ex: browser)

Operating

Compiler

System

(Mac OSX)

Software

Assembler

Instruction Set

Architecture

Hardware

Processor

Memory

I/O system

Datapath & Control

Digital Design

Circuit Design

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