Integrating system-on-chip in an undergraduate ECE curriculum

Ying Tang, Linda M. Head, Ravi P. Ramachandran, Lawrence M. Chatman

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System-on-Chip (SoC) is the major revolution taking place in the design of Integrated Circuits (IC). However, progress in this rapidly evolving area hinges critically on the availability of well-educated engineers able to bridge the architectural and physical gaps in SoC design. This work is an ambitious collaborative effort by the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Rowan University and the Engineering Science (ES) department at Camden County College (CCC) to integrate Systemon-Chip (SoC) concepts across the curricula. More specifically, a curricular prototype is under development that cuts across the artificial course boundaries and introduces SoC knowledge through verticallyintegrated and problem-oriented laboratory experiments. Beginning with basic concepts, this approach immerses students in actual system-design projects through three specific engineering design flows (digital, analog, and signal processing) where experiences are formalized and encapsulated into reusable methods, libraries and tools. This paper focuses on the systematic and coherent experimental contents being conducted by students, their contributions to various SoC product designs, and how they fit seamlessly within the Rowan ECE and CCC ES curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2009Jun 17 2009


Conference2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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