2019 № 1 (34):13.2
OF HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE VERILOG IN TEACHING TECHNICAL STUDENTS
Egorov N. I.
Intensive development of high-level
hardware description languages is noticeable nowadays. One of such languages is
Verilog.  In the majority of modern scientific papers, devoted to Verilog,
any attention isn’t really paid to its application in the educational process,
and the description of usability in real manufacturing process isn’t also
given. It is worth considering these aspects because the main target of
contemporary higher education system is preparing highly-qualified specialists
who will be competitive at the labour market. They also should be ready to
decide real problems they can face at their future or current jobs. So, there
is a necessity to research how students get useful practical skills which they
will be able to use in the future.
report examines a sphere of this language application in the modern educational
process as well as in the IC’s production on the example of the term paper
devoted to the design of a system containing temperature sensors, programmable
logic device (PLD). and a display. The sensors send data in the form of a
binary notation to PLD via Inter-Integrated Circuit interface that converts
them in a decimal one. A user sets time in hours and minutes at PLD by means of
switches. Then, the time starts, the temperature converted and the time
measured are sent to the display.
result, the following conclusions have been drawn:
1. Verilog is
considered as a language to design ICs on PLD without taking its resources into
account that are applied in testing the chips derived.
2. Verilog is used
not only to design ICs on PLD during the real production process, but also to
create scheme models and test them in order to manufacture application specific
integrated circuits (ASIC). It is one of the best test writing languages for
both measuring and checking the equivalence of the characteristics received for
separate silicon wafer blocks to a customer’s requirements and testing these
individual wafer-scale chips.
3. Only one quite
narrow sphere of Verilog’s application istaught to technical students in the
modern educational process. However, the most important aspects, which are
being used in real manufacturing process, are ignored.
recommendations, concerning some improvements in teaching the hardware
description language Verilog to technical students on the basis of the results
derived are given in the conclusion of the report.
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basics of the language design of Verilog digital hardware.
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