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Comentários e feedback de alunos de FPGA computing systems: Background knowledge and introductory materials da instituição Politecnico di Milano

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Sobre o curso

This course is for anyone passionate in learning how a hardware component can be adapted at runtime to better respond to users/environment needs. This adaptation can be provided by the designers, or it can be an embedded characteristic of the system itself. These runtime adaptable systems will be implemented by using FPGA technologies. Within this course we are going to provide a basic understanding on how the FPGAs are working and of the rationale behind the choice of them to implement a desired system. This course aims to teach everyone the basics of FPGA-based reconfigurable computing systems. We cover the basics of how to decide whether or not to use an FPGA and, if this technology will be proven to be the right choice, how to program it. This is an introductory course meant to guide you through the FPGA world to make you more conscious on the reasons why you may be willing to work with them and in trying to provide you the sense of the work you have to do to be able to gain the advantages you are looking for by using these technologies. We rely on some extra readings to provide more information on the topic covered in this course. Please NOTE that most of the time, these documents are provided through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, which means that, to access them, you have to have a valid IEEE subscriptions, either does by yourself or through your university/company. The course has no prerequisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics and it presents technical topics by using analogizes to help also a student without a technical background to get at least a basic understanding on how an FPGA works. One of the main objectives of this course is to try to democratize the understanding and the access to FPGAs technologies. FPGAs are a terrific example of a powerful technologies that can be used in different domains. Being able to bring this technologies to domain experts and showing them how they can improve their research because of FPGAs, can be seen as the ultimate objective of this course. Once a student completes this course, they will be ready to take more advanced FPGA courses....

Melhores avaliações

12 de Fev de 2021

Perfect course for any one intersted in knowing more about FPGA internals and computing, SOC and ASIC concepts in FPGA. Thanks for this clear and perfect course. Thanks a lot to the professor.

9 de Mai de 2018

Good introduction to reconfigurable computing with FPGAs. Concepts are clearly explained, and examples are illustrative and easy to follow. Lots of papers and additional content to read.

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14 de Mar de 2019

Great experience

por Joon J L

21 de Mai de 2020

Great classes

por jujavarapu s

15 de Jul de 2020


por YASH S

26 de Mai de 2020


por Alexis D

15 de Jan de 2019

Good step-by-step course, from high-level to low-level. The listening is sometimes difficult (Italian accent), but since there is full text transcript and also sub-titles then it is very easy to clarify the misunderstandings (also because it's sometimes technically difficult or because of the acronyms).

Good content and clear explanations. The week4 is focussed on the practical implementation and that went too far for me, but I really enjoyed the weeks 1,2,3 for my goals that were the learn the theory about it.

por Vitalii S

13 de Jul de 2021

I​t would help the students if the text, videos, and quizzes used better grammar, because on some quizzes, it's possible for the students to select the wrong answers because they were confused by the incorrect grammar of the questions.

por MD. T H

15 de Mai de 2020

Learned a lot about the background materials regarding FPGA, but the assignment quality should be more adaptive and challenging. Overall a great one. Thanks a lot to the professor!

por Huy C

1 de Ago de 2019

Great informatic course, could've been improved a bit by implementing some hands-on exercises and more specific explanations

por Qiang K

9 de Jun de 2019

Good course for people wants to know the background of FPGA.

por Anish M G

27 de Mar de 2020

Got a knowledge on basics of FPGA and its amazing uses

por Dr. G R L

26 de Ago de 2020


por Khalid J

23 de Mar de 2020

I learned a lot of invaluable things in this course such as Reconfigurable computing, Intellectual Properties (IPs), Partial reconfiguration, etc.. A general description of the low-level configuration details of FPGAs, to the bitstream composition and configuration registers. A view on how CAD frameworks evolved through the years. This is done to show how fast the technology is evolving and the rationale behind the choice made to improve the users' experience when working with an FPGA-based system. I really recommend this course. Finally, I would like to thank Professor Marco d. Santambrogio for his effort and Coursera for the opportunities it gives to students, engineers, researchers and even hobbyists who are passionate about the field.

por Daniel P

16 de Ago de 2020

An excellent course if you want to know the basics of FPGAs and the state of the art associated to their application. If you are trying to find a course with real examples, an specific CAD software for FPGAs this is not your course.

por Juluri S

1 de Mai de 2020

Not that much interesting, they might have used real-time images and applications for the explanation.

por Omkar K

22 de Set de 2019

More focus should be put on practical assignments

por Arturo N E E

25 de Mai de 2020

Way too theoretical, introduction seems vague without something to get your hands on.

por Gui l

25 de Jul de 2021

W​hen I enrolled this course, I didn't I was about to be explained about football nor that the questions of the tests could have been that badly phrased. I mean, when I am asked "can I reconfigure the FPGA without stopping it from doing calculations", as far as I am concerned, I always proceeded that way with two Terasic boards I worked with. I mean, I don't have to power them off and flash them. Then if we think about what happens in internal and with the JTAG bus, it is another thing.

O​ther point, most of the articles/papers I was invited to read were on the IEEE website and they required me to be part of an organisation and to provide loads of credentials. I mean, when one wants to subscribe to a training, I hardly think that he/she wants to be sent to loads of websites and make one inscription per website. The articles should have been available directly on the platform.

N​ot serious!

por ali a

17 de Set de 2020

the content is far too general and doesn't offer any valuable insight into the subject matter