ECE 171: Introduction to
Design Project 3
Continuing with Project 1 and
2, you will now implement the design in a PAL (programmable array
logic device). Again, A large part of the grade for this project
is based on how thoroughly and clearly you document your work.
To Complete the Project
- Do the WARP tutorial to learn
how to make a .jed file for a VHDL design and how to simulate
the .jed file.
- Write a rough draft of a VHDL
file for your six variable design using the equations derived
from your K-maps.
- Invoke Galaxy and create a .vhd
file as you did in the tutorial. After carefully checking the
file, save it as sixvar.vhd. Add comments to the final to explain
what the code is doing.
- Add sixvar.vhd to the Warp2
Input File list, go to the Options form and choose C16v8, then
Compile and Synthesize the design.
- If there are syntax errors,
edit the .vhd file to correct them, then repeat the Compile and
Synthesize. If there are no syntax errors, invoke the Nova simulator.
- In Nova, open the sixvar.jed
file, generate the stimulus signals, and simulate the circuit
as described in the tutorial.
- Use your original truth table
to determine if the outputs are correct.
- If all values are correct, write
vectors to the .jed file and write the trace (.psd) file.
- Exit from Galaxy.
- Print copies of your .vhd, .rpt
and .psd files (you could use "enscript" for this printout).
The report for this project will
be less formal than the previous two projects. The report must
be typed and include the following sections.
Print copies of your
.vhd, .rpt and .psd files. You could use "enscript -2r -Plw10
file" at a UNIX command prompt to generate these printouts.
Label the printouts very carefully to make sure that they are
readable. The idea is to have the document readable by any engineer.
Describe what you learned
from this project, if anything. Was this project worthwhile?
Your comments will be used to improve this project for future
classes and will not affect your grade.
- Signed Statement
To receive credit you
must do this project yourself and sign the statement to that
I do hereby affirm that I designed this
circuit by myself.
Project 3 is worth 10 points of
50 total project points.