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程序代写案例-CE869-Assignment 1

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CSEE – University of Essex CE869 – Assignment 1: Settable countdown timer with 4-digit 7-segment display Set by: Dr Xiaojun Zhai ([email protected]) Distributed to students: week 16 Submission deadline: see FASer Feedback: three weeks from submission deadline Submission mode: electronic only via FASer Assignment objectives This document specifies the first of two coursework assignments to be submitted by students taking CE869. This assignment is relatively simple, and is designed to give learners a first experience of using VHDL, the Xilinx Vivado software suite, and the Basys3 design board. You will be expected to learn to: a) implement a digital design in VHDL code; b) synthesise and simulate your design; c) debug and verify that the design meets the specifications; d) demonstrate about your design. You will be given template VHDL code that will run on the target hardware (a Digilent Basys3 board with a Xilinx FPGA) and/or using VHDL simulator. You are required to add to this code in order to implement a design that meets the specifications (below). There are many ways of coding this design, and you are required to submit working and correct code, as well as a discussion of alternative codings. In this first assignment, in order to encourage a modular coding style (allowing for greater flexibility, maintainability, modularity, and reusability), you are asked to implement and submit several partial nested designs with increasing level of functionality (see below). You are supposed to gain familiarity with VHDL coding during the supporting CE869 lectures and through self-study hours, also with the help of the recommended textbook or any other book about VHDL. You are expected to work on this assignment mostly during lab hours. Your design project should be stored under the revision control repository that was assigned to you at the beginning of the course. You are supposed to commit often and describe your progress in the commit messages. You are encouraged to use the Moodle forum and engage in constructive discussions with your fellow classmates and with the module supervisor about questions, possible solutions, and problems you may encounter while working on this assignment (please follow the forum’s rules on the Moodle page). In order to promote a learning scheme that values the learning process in addition to the submitted final design, your weekly progress (as traced back by the commit logs) and your active participation to the forum will contribute to your assignment mark. Design specifications Your final task is to implement a settable countdown timer showing the remaining time on the 4-digit 7-segment display of the Basys3 board. The timer has two modes of operation: “SET” and “GO”. The central button on the board toggles between the two. In “SET” mode, the user is allowed to set the initial time in minutes (the seconds will always be 00). The up and down buttons can be used to increment or decrement the minutes in a range from 0 to 60. If the current value of the seconds is different from zero, pushing the up button moves to the next integer number of minutes (rounds up) while pushing the down button moves to the previous integer number of 1 Figure 1: Hierarchy of the design project. Files marked by a purple dot are provided, while files marked in green should be implemented by the student in order to achieve the desired functionality. minutes (rounds down). In “GO” mode, the timer should count down from the current value towards zero at a rate of approximately 1 second. For example, assuming the timer is counting down and currently showing 12.07, the user can set the initial time to 14 minutes by: a) pushing the central button to enter “SET” mode; b) pushing the top button to show 13.00 c) pushing the top button to show 14.00 d) pushing the central button to start the counting. The display should then show the sequence 13.59, 13.58, . . . , 00.01, 00.00. Switching to “SET” mode should not automatically set the number of seconds to zero (resetting takes place only when up/down is pressed) so that the central button can be used to pause and resume the counting. In order to encourage a modular coding style, you are asked to implement and submit several partial nested designs with increasing level of functionality: 1) 7-segment decoder: the user should be able to use the rightmost four switches, SW3–SW0, to input a BCD (0–9) digit that is then displayed (duplicated) on all four digits of the Basys3 display; 2) manually-multiplexed 4-digit 7-segment decoder: the user should be able to use the sixteen switches, SW15–SW0, to input four BCD (0–9) digits that are then displayed, in turn, on each one of the four digits of the Basys3 display; the user manually simulates the multiplexing clock by pressing the central button; 3) settable countdown timer with 4-digit 7-segment display: complete final design as described at the beginning of this section. Each student is given access to a personal repository containing a Xilinx Vivado project and some VHDL code. Figure 1 shows the hierarchy of the project and the files provided. In particular, the file main0 dummy.vhd provided, when set as “Top Module”, can be synthesized into a test design that you should use to familiarize with the pinout and the polarity of the Basys3 7-segment display (which is wired for time-multiplexing). Your first task is to set main1 one digit.vhd as the top module and then create a new file, one digit.vhd, implementing the one digit entity that produces the control signals for the 7- segment display. You should then synthesize the design in order to debug it, correct errors, and verify that it correctly implements the design 1 above. Then, you should set main2 four digits as the top module and create a four digits.vhd file in order to implement the design 2 above. In this phase, you should reuse the one digit entity that you coded for design 1. Again, you should synthesize your design and verify that it correctly implements the specifications of design 2 above. Finally, you should create a new top entity main3 final, and then implement the complete final design as described at the beginning of this section. Your code should reuse the one digit and four digits entities (see hierarchy in Figure 1). 2 Suggested material 1. In order to familiarize with the Xilinx Vivado design suite you can use the software docu- mentation or search online. If you do not find an answer to your question, you can start a discussion in the Moodle forum. 2. Datasheets and schematics of the Digilent target board are available from the manufacturer’s website. You will need to read sections of these documents to understand how the target board works. 3. You will need to learn about VHDL. This will be covered in the supporting CE869 lectures. The handout of the introductory lecture lists the suggested course textbooks as well as links to free tutorials and other online material. 4. You will need to understand binary-coded decimal and the workings of time-multiplexed 7- segment displays. These are topics that are explained in multiple sources, including the Wikipedia, and many digital electronics textbooks. You should read about these topics and reference appropriate sources in your submission. 5. It is assumed that you are familiar (from Year 1 or otherwise) with the concepts of combina- tional and sequential digital logic, and with computer programming in a high-level language. Important: material and sources used during your design should be appropriately referenced in the final report; failure to make appropriate acknowledgement constitutes plagiarism and a breach of intellectual property rights. Submission Your work must be submitted to the university’s online FASer submission system at the address by the deadline given on the system. No other mode of submission is acceptable. You are strongly advised to upload a draft submission before the last lab hours prior to the deadline, and then update it up to the deadline. You are required to submit one ZIP archive containing the following files: 1.
The file one digit.vhd implementing the one digit entity; 2. The file four digits.vhd implementing the four digits entity; 3. The file main3 final.vhd and all the additional files it depends upon; 4. Your repository log in .TXT format (detailed instructions on how to export it from GIT, will be given through the forum); 5. If you want (in your own interest, see marking criteria), add an appendix to the report with the transcripts of relevant forum discussions you contributed to. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL CLOSE TO THE DEADLINE TO MAKE YOUR FIRST SUBMIS- SION. Difficulties with the submission system will not be accepted as an excuse for a missing submission. Marking criteria This assignment is worth 20% of the module mark. Marks will be awarded for the VHDL code, including coding style and quality. In addition to the submission, each student will be expected to demonstrate and explain her/his design with confidence and competence during a demo lab session. Marks will be assessed based on: • Implementation 3 – Quality of the implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40% – Modular design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20% – Generic and re-usable code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15% – Proper use of comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% – Steady progress, adequate use of GIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% • Others – Compliance with submission instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Marks below 100% can earn additional credits if the student actively engaged in forum discus- sions asking pertinent questions and giving competent answers to questions raised by classmates. Late Submission and Plagiarism Please refer to the Students’ Handbook for details of the Departmental policy regarding submission and University regulations regarding plagiarism. Revision 1.0 18/11/2020 Xiaojun Zhai 4 欢迎咨询51作业君


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