What will you learn in this Verilog course?
- Understand the basic syntax of the HDL
- Get adept at the various modeling styles for implementing digital logic using Verilog.
- Implement common combinational and synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits using Verilog.
- Write test benches to verify the design.
- You’ll learn how to generate the RTL schematic and observe the behavior of your module using wave diagrams.
What is the target of this course?
This course is part of the VLSI track. We have designed this track to equip learners with the basic demands and requirements of entry-level jobs/internships in the field of frontend or backend VLSI design.
Are there any software or hardware requirements for this course?
Yes. For software, we strongly recommend Vivado. It is a heavy programming environment but at the same time, it is a standard one. In addition to that, you can also use it for FPGA prototyping. If you are not comfortable with Vivado, you can opt for an Icarus Verilog + GTKwave combo.
For hardware, it is optional to use an FPGA board for this course. If you’d like to use one to adopt a more hands-on approach, we recommend the Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA board, or the Altera Cyclone II mini-FPGA board, or the Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA development board.
Are there any pre-requisites for this course?
How many quizzes are there in this course?
What’s the course structure like?
- Syntax and design elements
- Different modeling styles
- Gate level modeling
- Dataflow modeling
- Behavioral modeling
- How to write a testbench?
- Verilog coding of digital circuits (With testbench)
- Logic gates
- Priority Encoder
- Quiz 1
- Certification test (Coming soon)
What is Verilog?
- Verilog is a hardware descriptive language that is used for modeling digital systems at many levels of abstraction ranging from algorithmic-level to gate-level to the switch-model. The complexity of a digital system could vary from that of a simple gate to a complete electronic system or anything in between. The digital system can be expressed hierarchically and the timing can be modeled within the same description for the whole system.
- The Verilog HDL is an IEEE standard – number 1364. The first version of the IEEE standard for Verilog was published in 1995. A revised version was published in 2001; this is the version used by most Verilog users. A further revision of the Verilog standard was published in 2005, though it has little extra compared to the 2001 standard. SystemVerilog is a huge set of extensions to Verilog and was first published as an IEEE standard in 2005.
What is the importance of Verilog?
- Verilog is preferred by 99% of the industries and is especially prominent in RTL. It is easier to upgrade your skillset to include SystemVerilog and SystemC if you are working in Verilog HDL.
- To model a digital circuit, Verilog is necessary to write the codes after the design specification is fully understood and before the netlist is generated before synthesis. If you are associated with RTL coding and building module-level test benches, then Verilog is the right language to proceed with.
What is the difference between Verilog and VHDL?
- VHDL is strongly typed, deterministic and more verbose whereas Verilog is weakly typed, more concise, and only deterministic if you follow some rules carefully, with predefined data types.
- VHDL syntax is non-C like whereas Verilog is more C like.
- VHDL has a lot of programming constructs but lacks low-level modeling capabilities for accurately representing hardware. Whereas Verilog is good at hardware programming but lacks in having higher-level programming constructs.
I would like to suggest some topics to be covered, how can I do that?
You can visit the contact page linked in the footer of this webpage. Just select “Suggest Topics” from the subject dropdown menu of the form, mention the course and why you think your suggestion makes sense to be part of the curriculum.