Sep 18, 2018
Very challenging course with tough assignments and quizes to pass with deadlines but i enjoyed this.\n\nI got practical experience in designing, compiling and analyzing FPGA circuits.
May 07, 2018
This course will take you from a very basic understanding of FPGA technology to experiencing most facets of the design process. I would like to see more courses on this topic.
Feb 19, 2019
Very good introduction to fpga design! I regret recommended hardware is not on the market anymore and some recommended lectures are outdated.
por Karthik P•
Nov 16, 2018
It had been quiet a knowledgeable course with the best aiding CAD tools and elobarate walk-through to work with it. Definitely a good starter into world of FPGA design.
por Husam k•
Oct 04, 2018
awesome course, hope there would more courses similar to it and if possible it would be great if you provide a step-by-step VHDL programming course
por Kyle H•
Nov 28, 2017
Material is introductory, but thorough. Quizzes had some issues, and the 'correct' answers need to be rechecked carefully.
por Kaijun F•
Dec 27, 2017
Good course. Could improve by giving a little bit more background information or project goal of the circuits we build in the course.
por Jasper H•
Nov 17, 2017
Good introduction to FPGA design, programmable logic and use of the Quartus II software. Can't wait for the follow-up modules.
por RAVAL V H•
May 31, 2019
excellent course to get familiar with basic of Quartus prime design tool
por Joshua R•
Aug 12, 2019
It was a nice course. But I feel the Designing part could have been taught more slowly so that those who are new to FPGA might understand a little bit better. Regardless, the syllabus was very nice, covering everything. I thank the course instructors also for taking effort to provide such a nice course.
por Parikshit K C•
Jul 16, 2018
Good overview however not very exciting. One week seemed to be dedicated to almost reading out spec/selection guides of FPGA and it sounded monotonous. Week 4 was much more involving and took more than usual time to finish. There was a mentioned 3 more specializations but didn't hear what those are and when those will start.
por Ammar A K•
Mar 13, 2019
There should be more examples of how to practically code and run FPGA using VHDL
por Diego E S•
Sep 12, 2019
Instructor is good, most of the material is appropriate for an introductory course, but there were a few things that I think could be improved/changed:
1. A much better description of the examples used in weeks 2 and 4 could have been provided. The instructor jumps into the multiplier/ALU and processor right away without any explanation of what the do and how they are architectured. A written document describing what they are would help.
2. The Quartus Prime tutorials given during week 2 are good, but the use of TimeQuest is overly complicated and little description is given on what each tool item covered is for.
3. The material covered in week 3 is very repetitive and could easily be learned by the students just by looking at datasheets. Explaining that there are a wide variety of FPGAs, and what the potential differences are is important, but in my opinion way too much time was used to cover this. I would use the time to cover Quartus Prime in more detail.
4. Some material is missing. For example, during the lecture on how to program the FPGA, there is reference to an LED programing code, which is missing from the course files.
4. At the beginning of the course, it is recommended to purchase DE10-Lite board if the students are interested in taking the "specialization", but the remaining 2 courses are still not up yet into coursera, and there is no info if they will ever be.
por PANG I H•
Nov 07, 2018
I do not recommend for busy working personal. I have to admit I have time problem spent the extra hours to search for external knowledge to complete some of the assignment which wasn't covered in the course. For example, knowledge of how to simplify a 4 bit adder require some level of k-map simplification know how, which forced me to spent the extra hours to google and learn. I originally purchase the cert because it was needed in some of the companies new project. After looking at the time pressure and deadline of the course, I decided to spent time study FPGA at intel youtube and post question at their technical support forum to get my job done.
por Curtis N•
Aug 15, 2018
This is largely a survey of the Altera/Intel tools and of vendors' CPLD and FPGA offerings. The "build a design" part of the course is rote learning, not foundation knowledge. You do not write Verilog or VHDL in this course. It's unclear what the "for embedded systems" part of the course title means.
por Adwait K•
Mar 19, 2018
Not a course to learn a great deal about FPGA's. Seems like an elaborated explanation of a reference manual to use the Quartus Prime software.
por Jose P E•
Mar 14, 2018
I'm just auditing the course.
Even though I really like it, as a beginner I see a lot of material that is just covered lightly. I guess that's OK since there are still more courses in the specialization to cover more subjects.
Anyway, the reason I'm giving it only 2 stars is because I find it expensive. $100 per course is more than what I'd want to pay. If it was less expensive, I'd take the specialization.
por Andrea M•
Jul 29, 2019
For university students in the field of Engineering the course is quite basic, but it is good for having a small introduction on FPGA design, issues, and market.
The main concern is the price (too high, for me it is worth 20$ or something around), and the fact that in the course they don't explain the background of some steps that they do in the Software (it is simply "Select this", "Click this", etc.)
Apr 28, 2018
This course is just weird, too much content crammed into "powerpoint" style of modern education. Buy a book, watch youtube fpga content lecture videos, join a university class,...
por Carlos M•
Aug 17, 2018
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