Education equipment for FPGA-based multimedia player design

FPGA 기반의 멀티미디어 재생기 설계 교육용 장비

  • Yu, Yun Seop (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Hankyong National University)
  • 유윤섭 (한경대학교 전기전자제어공학과)
  • Received : 2014.10.30
  • Accepted : 2014.11.19
  • Published : 2014.12.01


Education equipment for field programmable gate array (FPGA) based multimedia player design is introduced. Using the education equipment, an example of hardware design for color detection and augment reality (AR) game is described, and an example of syllabus for "Digital system design using FPGA" course is introduced. Using the education equipment, students can develop the ability to design some hardware, and to train the ability for the creative capstone design through conceptual, partial-level, and detail designs. By controlling audio codec, system-on-chip (SOC) design skills combining a NIOS II soft microprocessor and digital hardware in one FPGA chip are improved. The ability to apply wireless communication and LabView to FPGA-based digital design is also increased.


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