Given we have a public holiday on Monday 2 October, I propose we cover the Week 10 tutorial contents during the tutorial in Week 11, and cover the Week 11 tutorial during the Thursday lecture hour in Week 11. We should thereafter be back on track with the usual tutorial schedule. The Tuesday 3 October tutorial will therefore be cancelled.
The Hand in Exercises have now been released. Please note that they are due to be handed in at the start of the Monday lecture in Week 12 (October 16). Please arrange someone else to hand in your solution if you are unable to make it to that lecture.
Please also note that you are asked to confirm that your board works properly as one of the Hand in Exercises. This is to ensure your board works adequately for the final practical exam. Let your demonstrator know of any problems with your board.
Have a good break & see you on Thursday 5 October, when we expect to have Prof Steve Wilton, a famous FPGA designer from the University of British Columbia, give his lecture on VHDL for synthesis.
Apparently, the connection to our CSE Student Management System (SMS) from WebCMS3 is currently down. Thus the little graph icon at the bottom of the menu to the left does not currently work.
In the meantime, you can access your marks via the command line from a CSE server using the command:
3222|9222 class run -sturec
or you can use the Give/SMS web interface:
The direct link between WebCMS3 and SMS should be back up within a day or so.
Lab results we have recorded for you so far have now been uploaded. Access these via the 3222|9222 classrun -sturec command from your CSE login or via the grade (bar chart) symbol towards the bottom of the menu on the left.
Monday's quiz has been marked. You can retrieve your score by entering 3222 classrun -sturec if you are an undergrad, or 9222 classrun -sturec if you're a postgrad, at the UNIX prompt of your CSE home account.
The results are distributed as follows:
Clearly the quiz partitioned the class into two distinct groups - the 60% of the class that passed, and the 40% that did not. Given the number of people who scored very well (20/62 scored a distinction or above), I don't think this was a difficult quiz.
The COMP3222/9222 Quiz will be held from 1:15-2:15 pm during next Monday's lecture in the usual room.
The Quiz is closed book, and will potentially examine all course materials covered up until the end of Week 4.
Please arrive promptly so that we can start/finish on time.
We are fortunate to have Donald Bailey from the Image and Signal Processing Research Group at Massey University visit the COMP3222 class on 10/08 to give a talk on the use of FPGAs to implement embedded imaging systems.
Abstract: Vision is increasingly being embedded within devices and products. The trend for increasing resolution places considerable demands on the image processing, especially for small, low-power embedded systems. It is shown that Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Technology is well suited to meet the computational demands of embedded imaging systems, especially for low-level image processing tasks. The differences between conventional software design and FPGA based design are outlined.
Welcome to the 17s2 offering of COMP3222/9222 Digital Circuits & Systems!
The Course Outline will be updated shortly so please revisit this page before the start of session.