Seminar: Reconfigurable Architectures: FPGA Concepts and Trends (IN0014, IN2107, IN4420)

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2020/21
Language of instructionEnglish
Position within curriculaSee TUMonline
DatesSee TUMonline


  • 03.11.2020 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 01.12.2020 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 08.12.2020 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 15.12.2020 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 22.12.2020 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 12.01.2021 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 19.01.2021 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 26.01.2021 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 02.02.2021 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.
  • 09.02.2021 10:00-12:00 Online: Videokonferenz / Zoom etc.

Admission information


Among the goals of the seminar is to give a good overview to the participants about the complete design flow of an FPGA: from design entry level to analysis and verification. Students will get an opportunity to deepen into one of the aspects of the design process and also try things out themselves where possible.


It is planned to cover a broad spectrum of FPGA topics including Hardware Description Languages, Synthesis, Applications in HPC, FPGA Architectures, Development Tools, etc.

Teaching and learning methods

In the context of the topics, mentioned above, students are expected to investigate the current trends, discuss the available options, potential advantages and drawbacks of the alternatives and preferably present some small demo related to their topic. The work will also include an around a 10-page report and a 20 minutes presentation, concluding with 15-20 minutes discussion.