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ERIC Number: EJ925543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Vertical Integration of System-on-Chip Concepts in the Digital Design Curriculum
Tang, Ying; Head, L. M.; Ramachandran, R. P.; Chatman, L. M.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n2 p188-196 May 2011
The rapid evolution of System-on-Chip (SoC) challenges academic curricula to keep pace with multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary system thinking. This paper presents a curricular prototype that cuts across artificial course boundaries and provides a meaningful exploration of diverse facets of SoC design. Specifically, experimental contents of a digital flow SoC product design--a simplified Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP) stack--are systematically developed and implemented in the series of courses that comprise the Digital Design track of the Rowan Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) curriculum. The System-on-Chip project and its progressively more complex laboratory modules are described and discussed. Its implementation in the existing ECE curriculum is also presented along with the assessment results. (Contains 9 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey