FPGA Design for Embedded Systems, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Decode the Secrets of the FPGA in Embedded Systems. Enhance career opportunities and build better systems by acquiring skill in FPGA design with the FPGA Design for Embedded Systems course Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.

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The objective of this FPGA Design for Embedded Systems Specialization course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder is to acquire proficiency with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)s for the purpose of creating prototypes or products for a variety of applications. 

Although FPGA design can be a complex topic, we will introduce it so that, with a little bit of effort, the basic concepts will be easily learned, while also providing a challenge for the more experienced designer. 

We will explore complexities, capabilities and trends of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD). Conception, design, implementation, and debugging skills will be practiced. 

We will learn specifics around embedded IP and processor cores, including tradeoffs between implementing versus acquiring IP. Projects will involve the latest software and FPGA development tools and hardware platforms to help develop a broad perspective of the capabilities of various Programmable SoC solutions. 

Topics include:

  • Verilog, VHDL, and RTL design for FPGA and CPLD architectures
  • FPGA development tools flow: specify, synthesize, simulate, compile, program and debug
  • Configurable embedded processors and embedded software
  • Use of soft-core and hard-core processors and OS options
  • FPGA System engineering, software-hardware integration, and testing
  • IP development and incorporating 3rd-party IP

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • FPGA Design for Embedded Systems
  • Hardware Description Languages for FPGA Design
  • FPGA Softcore Processors and IP Acquisition
  • FPGA Capstone: Building FPGA Projects

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements

Intermediate Level

  • You should have a experience in digital design and C programming.

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