Design of Digital Systems
Main features of digital systems based on high speed integrated circuits will be discussed and design guidelines will be illustrated through examples and laboratory experiences. Main topics: Digital transmission lines. Switching noise. Cross-talk. "Lay-out" problems, Printed Circuit Board design. Dedicated devices and subsystems (DSP, FIR, FFT, DDS, PLL). Systems for wideband signals acquisition and synthesis. Timing of high-speed digital circuits, metastability, clock distribution. Design of programmable digital circuits: DSP and FPGA. VHDL programming. Laboratory examples.