ECE 368 - CAD-Based Digital Design

Description:  Semi-complex circuit and system design techniques, data path control using FSM's, VHDL programming, circuit/system design projects using VHDL and CAD tools (VHDL Simulation, Circuit Synthesis).

Prerequisite:  ECE 366.

Textbooks:  The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Peter Ashenden, Morgan Kaufman, 2nd Ed.,2002.


  • 1. Introduction to VHDL 
  • 2. Structual VHDL 
  • 3. The Art of Digital Design 
  • 4. Behavioral VHDL and Circuit Synthesis 
  • 5. FSM and Datapath Controller Design, Examples 
  • 6. Module Communication in VHDL