Addressing Low-Power Electronics in a Digital System and FPGA Design Course

Marco Winzker

Abstract


Low power dissipation is a current topic in digital design, and therefore, it should be covered in a state-of-the-art electrical engineering curriculum. This paper describes how low-power design can be addressed within a digital design course. Doing so would be beneficial for both topics because low-power design is not detached from the systems perspective, and the digital design course would be enriched by references to current challenges and applications. Thus, the presented course should serve as an example of how a course can be developed to also teach students about sustainable engineering.

Keywords


low power; education; energy awareness; FPGA

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – ISSN: 2192-4880
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