ECE 69500 - Ideas to Innovation MS Project-Part 2

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

VLSI and Circuit Design

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Ideas to Innovation MS Project-Part 1

Catalog Description:
In this sequence of courses (parts 1-3), students will i) conduct a multi-semester team project, focused on technology design and demonstration and ii) learn and apply "soft" skills required for effective project definition, management, and communication. This project is one year long, multi-disciplinary and motivated by a systems-level goal. Throughout the sequence, the project definition,design and report phases will serve as the vehicles for developing communication, project management, and other professional skills. Part 2 (Spring) will focus on project implementation phase, with application of the soft skills the students learned in part 1 of the project course. Teams will start with the 6-page design specification they produced at the end of Part 1 and transform that into a working prototype that implements the design. This may involve simulation, hardware (printed circuit board) design, software design, mechanical, packaging, and usability considerations, etc.

Required Text(s):
  1. Lecture notes.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Lecture Topics
1 Overview and project implementation guidelines, resources available
3 Embedded system interfacing, Component selection, design refinement
3 Printed circuit board design considerations
2 Design Reviews (Soft skills used: Oral Communication, Written Communication)
2 Software design considerations, prototyping using dev. boards
2 Printed circuit board assembly
2 Testing and system assembly
1 Design review and documentation (Soft skills used: Written Communication)