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FPGA Circuits and VHDL Programming

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITS2204
Curriculum: IT 2020
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 4 (2023-2024)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3007IT2020-4, IT2020-4B, TT2020-4, TT2020-4B2023-08-28 – 2023-10-07Johan DamsEnglish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

The student learns the operational mechanism and use of the FPGA circuits and how to use the VHDL language in executing digital applications. The student becomes familiar with the design of programmable system circuits.

Student's Workload

54 h, which contains 28 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Digital Electronics; Microprosessors, Controllers and Interfacing.


Structure and properties of FPGA circuits, switches, lights and multiplexors, numbers and displays, latches, flip-flops and registers, counters, finite-state machines, implementation of a RAM module.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material provided by the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and laboratory work. The course requires continuous attendance.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to execute a complete digital system with FGPA circuits.
Grade 3: The student can independently execute logic implementations with an FGPA circuit.
Grade 1: The student knows the basics of programmable logic circuits.

Assessment Methods

An examination and laboratory reports.