ECE526 Verilog HDL for Digital Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory Dr. Ronald W. Mehler Jacaranda 3303 Course web page: http://www.csun.edu/~rmehler /526f16.htm Lab Manual ECE 526 Laboratory Manual, Fall 2016 Revision. It is available for free on the course web site. The lab manual contains directions on completing each lab and properly formatting a lab report. Reading and understanding each chapter is required before coming to lab. Because there is tight integration between ECE 526 and the lab, any questions about the lab to be performed may be asked in lecture before the lab. The introductory chapters of the manual contain essential information for preparing an acceptable lab report. Lab Experiments are to be performed on the workstations in the lab. Lab attendance is mandatory. Each student must demonstrate his work during the lab period. While the lab period should be adequate for completing each exercise, it is understood that not all students will complete all exercise during the lab period. Labs may be completed via remote log in from computers in the open computing lab, JD1622C or on each student’s personal computer. Remote login instructions are on the course web site. Because learning to use Synopsys software and the Linux operating system is integral to ECE 526L, their use is mandatory for all labs. Use of Windows-based software such as Xilinx student edition is not acceptable for any lab. Food and Drink No food or drink may be brought into the lab at any time. Telephones Use of telephones is disruptive and is prohibited in the lab. Course Objectives Students are expected to gain proficiency in coding and verifying digital circuits using Verilog/SystemVerilog Hardware Description Language, Synopsys VCS simulator and the Linux operating system. Grading The lab manual contains 10 laboratory exercises. Lab reports will be due on the lab day following the exercise unless otherwise specified in class. Lab Report Grading Lab reports will be graded on the following criteria. Format: followed format as explained in the lab manual. Completeness: Documented all required procedures and addressed all questions. Data and Figures: Data tables, figures and graphs, if any, were used where appropriate and were neat and properly labeled. Discussion: Experimental procedure was clearly explained in a logical order. Conclusion: Correctly related data to theory and drew appropriate conclusions based on data; showed good understanding of theory. Mechanics: used correct grammar and spelling; report was well-written and at an appropriate level Appearance: report looked professional There is no specific weighting to each of the above criteria. A lab report severely deficient in one area could receive a low grade based on that deficiency alone. Labs 1 and 2 are five points apiece. Labs 9 and 10 are 15 points. The others are 10 each. Letter Grades Grade A Grade AGrade B+ Grade B Grade BGrade C+ 90-100% 85-89% 82-84% 78-81% 75-77% 72-74% Grade C Grade CGrade D+ Grade D Grade DGrade F 68-71% 65-67% 60-64% 55-59% 50-54% Below 50% Academic Dishonesty Taking credit for someone else’s work is the ultimate sin in academia. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating or plagiarizing in any form will receive a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the university for appropriate disciplinary action. This explicitly includes copying another student’s code or lab report text.