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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Aug. 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Guest Editorial/Microelectronic Systems Education

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 305
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  • A Senior-Level Course in Hardware–Software Codesign

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):306 - 311
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    Modern electronic system design makes extensive use of programmable architectures, and requires designers to consider hardware and software jointly in their design. A senior-level course named Hardware/Software Codesign provides a practical introduction to these complex system design issues. The challenge is to bring a subject, which is traditionally covered as a graduate-level course, to s... View full abstract»

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  • An FPGA Design Project: Creating a PowerPC Subsystem Plus User Logic

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):312 - 318
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    This paper presents a reference design and tutorial for an embedded PowerPC subsystem core with user logic in a Xilinx field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The design and tutorial were created to help graduate students who are doing research in complex electronic applications and want to prototype their designs in an FPGA. Specifically, the design provides a starting point for a... View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating Large-Scale FPAAs Into Analog Design and Test Courses

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):319 - 324
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    The development of large-scale field-programmable analog arrays (FPAAs) provides an excellent opportunity for expanding the capabilities of analog design courses and their laboratories. These devices allow the complete design and test cycle of an analog IC to be explored within the span of a single-term course without being limited to prefabricated integrated circuits. A brief discussion of... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Digital System Timing: A Comprehensive Approach

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):325 - 330
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    A graduate-level computer engineering course at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, takes a novel systematic and comprehensive approach to teaching digital system timing. The course organizes material from a variety of sources to cover a variety of practical aspects of timing analysis and design for single-clock, multiple-clock, and clockless digital systems. The course's... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing TCAD Tools in a Graduate Level Device Physics Course

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):331 - 335
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    The impact that project complexity, student prior academic achievement, and quality of instructional materials might have on student academic achievement was studied during a required device physics course, in which technology computer-aided design (TCAD) tools were introduced to first-year graduate students. Preliminary analysis of student performance and project complexity showed that stu... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching the Cache Memory System Using a Reconfigurable Approach

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):336 - 341
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    This paper presents a tool that simulates a reconfigurable cache whose parameters can be changed at runtime through a special instruction at the instruction set architecture (ISA) level. The proposed tool simulates a cache system that can be reconfigured within a variety of 298 combinations of cache capacity, number of ways or associativity, and line/block size in words (C, W, and L) withou... View full abstract»

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  • Experience With the CADAPPLETS Project

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):342 - 348
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    The CADAPPLETS Project provides Web-based animations (implemented as applets) of very large scale integration (VLSI) computer-aided design (CAD) algorithms as a learning resource for electrical and computer engineering students, designers, and CAD tool developers. Concepts from software algorithm animation are adapted to illustrate the problem form... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating a Nanologic Knowledge Module Into an Undergraduate Logic Design Course

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):349 - 355
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    This work discusses a knowledge module in an undergraduate logic design course for electrical engineering (EE) and computer science (CS) students, that introduces them to nanocomputing concepts. This knowledge module has a twofold objective. First, the module interests students in the fundamental logical behavior and functionality of the nanodevices of the future, which will motivate them t... View full abstract»

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  • Using a Low-Cost SoC Computer and a Commercial RTOS in an Embedded Systems Design Course

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):356 - 363
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    This paper describes the author's experiences using a low-cost system-on-a-chip (SoC) embedded computer system and a commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) in the laboratory component of an undergraduate embedded system design class. The target hardware is a small low-cost X86 SoC computer system that has a wide range of I/O features. For software development, a popular commercial hard RTOS ... View full abstract»

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  • NetFPGA—An Open Platform for Teaching How to Build Gigabit-Rate Network Switches and Routers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):364 - 369
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    The NetFPGA platform enables students and researchers to build high-performance networking systems using field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware. A new version of the NetFPGA platform has been developed and is available for use by the academic community. The NetFPGA platform has modular interfaces that enable development of complex hardware designs by integration of simple building blocks. F... View full abstract»

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  • Using Behavioral Analysis to Improve Student Confidence With Analog Circuits

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):370 - 377
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    This paper investigates the impact of teaching the behavior of analog circuits before proceeding to the formal, mathematical analysis, with the goal of improving student confidence with analog circuits. The behavioral analysis of two circuits is presented to show the level of detail provided to the students. Additionally, reinforcement techniques that encourage a deep approach to learning are pres... View full abstract»

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  • A Laboratory Setup and Teaching Methodology for Wireless and Mobile Embedded Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):378 - 384
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    Increasingly, electrical and computer engineers are making their careers in designing wireless embedded systems. This paper presents a teaching methodology and the associated laboratory setup designed to meet the needs in teaching wireless embedded systems. The courses allow the students not only to apply their previous knowledge of digital system design, computer architecture, electronic circuits... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating Extensive Functional Verification Into Digital Design Education

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):385 - 393
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    A different approach to teaching digital systems design using hardware description languages (HDLs) within a limited time budget is presented. The proposed approach modifies the content of the lectures, placing more emphasis on the functional verification of hardware designs as opposed to the established method of teaching HDL semantics and syntax. The educational research study conducted by the a... View full abstract»

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  • The RoboCup Nanogram League: An Opportunity for Problem-Based Undergraduate Education in Microsystems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):394 - 399
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    A problem-based learning approach was chosen for a new senior elective in microsystems. The problem posed to the students was to design microrobots suitable for the new ldquonanogram leaguerdquo of the international RoboCup competition, which challenges teams of students and researchers to construct microscopic untethered robots that will compete against each other in soccer-related agility drills... View full abstract»

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  • Reflections on Teaching and Learning in an Advanced Undergraduate Course in Embedded Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):400 - 412
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    An integrated series of courses on embedded systems has been developed at Iowa State University, Ames, spanning early undergraduate to graduate levels. The newest course in the series is CPRE 488: Embedded Systems Design, an advanced undergraduate course that fills a gap in the curriculum by providing system-level design experiences and incorporating new technology advancements. CPRE 488 developme... View full abstract»

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  • Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del/da Aprendizaje/Aprendizagem (IEEE-RITA) A Latin-American Learning Technologies Journal Fourth Issue (Volume 3, Number 1) Now Available

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 413
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  • FIE08 Frontiers in Education Conference

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 414
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  • Special issue Outreach to Prospective Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering Students

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 415
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 416
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

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Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University