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Digital Design with VHDL

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Starts September 22, 2014

This course provides basic knowledge about digital design and implementation using VHDL as the description language, as well as skills in the use of computer-based design and simulation tools.

The course is divided into five parts with the following contents:

  • Introduction to the design of digital electronic systems: Motivation to use hardware description languages, design flow; development tools; types of integrated circuits
  • Basics of the language VHDL: Code models; component model; gates; entity; architecture; identifier object; variables, signals, data types, operators of relationships
  • Parallel and sequential processing: Modeling for simulation, simulation cycle, parallel and sequential sets; instantiation of components
  • Construction of combinatorial logic: Timing and delays in digital circuits; hazard; arithmetic units; ROM; design example
  • Design of sequential logic: Timing of synchronous systems; synchronous processes; latches; flip-flops; initialization; Mealy and Moore machines; counters; registers; RAM

Najeem Lawal

Assistant Professor in Electronics

Najeem Lawal received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, in 1998 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in electronics system design from the Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden in 2004 and 2009 respectively. His research interest is in machine vision systems. He is currently seeking design methods for efficient and low-power implementation of hardware and software components for autonomous real-time vision systems.

Mazhar Hussain

Mazhar Hussain


Mazhar Hussain received his degree in electrical engineering from Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar, Pakistan in 2004, and his M.S with majors in electrical engineering from Mid Sweden University, Sweden in 2008. He has been involved in teaching courses in embedded system design, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, course development, supervising B.Sc./M.Sc. projects and in hardware/software development for research projects. Prior to joining Mid Sweden University in 2010, Mazhar taught at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Pakistan and worked as electronic design engineer at Elfarm AB Sweden. His research interests are in smart sensor systems, IoT and industrial automation.

Amir Yousaf

Amir Yousaf


Muhammad Amir Yousaf Personliga sidor received his B.Sc. degree in math and physics from Govt. College University Lahore, Pakistan in 2003, M.Sc. degree in electronics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2006, and M.S with majors in electrical engineering from Mid Sweden University, Sweden in 2009. He has been with Philips Applied Technology, Eindhoven (June 2008 to June 2009) working on his master’s thesis titled “Smart Infant Seat for Caring Cars.” Since January 2010 he has worked as research engineer in Mid Sweden University. He has been involved in teaching courses in digital and analog electronics, course development, supervising B.Sc. projects and in hardware development for research projects. His research interests are smart monitoring systems for home and industrial environments, wireless sensor networks, and indoor localization.