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.
von 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.
von arash n•
Jan 08, 2019
The course is very very introductory and can only make you a little familiarize to FPGA/CPLD types and basics of programming FPGA... you will not be even upgraded to beginner, by taking this course.
Coursea charges $99 for a course that you could get the knowledge just by reading materials you could find by a simple search on google.
highly NOT recommended.
von SYED M U•
Sep 18, 2018
Very challenging course with tough assignments and quizes to pass with deadlines but i enjoyed this.
I got practical experience in designing, compiling and analyzing FPGA circuits.
von Gary F•
Jun 29, 2018
I really enjoyed this course. The instructor is by far the best I have encountered on any on-line (or classroom) course. I'm now waiting for the rest of the specialisation.
von Ralph W•
Oct 16, 2017
I thought that this course was an absolutely wonderful introduction to the world of FPGA design. I liked learning about the different features of some of of the more popular FPGA families. I really enjoyed the task of building a soft processor using the Altera Qsys software. I found that the homework was reasonable in scope and relevant to the topics presented in the lectures. I would like to learn more and I would like to suggest a series of classes like this one that also include HDL languages and verification concepts.
Jun 07, 2018
Good to get to know the quartus prime software and get started into fpga design.
After completing this course, Quartus prime feel way less aliens, I think I have a solid grasp as to what I need to look for to continue my fpga journey and VHDL seem way easier.
(You don't learn to make VHDL or Verilog code in this course)
the voice isn't always synced with the video
there a a few error in the quiz question
Some part could be introduced in a better way (time analysis definition could use some animation)
Was intended to be a 4 course series, I'm not sure if they will continues
von 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.
von 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.
von Ammon D•
Oct 09, 2019
I was very excited to take this course. Unfortunately, the materials that are said to be available are nowhere to be found. Many students having this problem. (Week 2 - Video 4).
von KSHITIJ A P•
Nov 29, 2018
excellent course for fpga
von Geovanny E Q•
Jan 23, 2019
von Joel M M•
Feb 17, 2019
One of the best class I've attended. Explanations and examples are crystal clear, and the instructor is really good at teaching.
von Indu G•
Feb 21, 2019
People who are very really interested in design perspective of embedded systems and digital logic designs can take this course which is worthful
von Aakash C•
Mar 20, 2019
Very concise and informative
von Nicholas C•
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 07, 2019
Very Good Course.
von helen w•
Apr 12, 2019
great refreshment class for me
von Victor G•
Mar 05, 2019
Pretty challenging course, but very helpful if you are parallel starting with real design or have to work with some ready design. I also very appreciate an overview of different FPGA and CPLD platforms, selection criteria of them.
So I am waiting for anounced next course, about Verilog and VHDL. It is exactly what i need right now.
von A H R•
Mar 16, 2019
The course was challenging and exciting and very useful, the way they trained us is awesome
von Manish S•
Dec 23, 2018
Nice way of entering into the world of FPGA design.
von vishnu r•
Feb 13, 2019
The topics are very easy and good content
von Carlin R C•
Sep 23, 2018
Good course, solid introduction, I feel familiar with the IDE, and FPGAs now, where is the second course?
von HIMANSHU S•
Sep 27, 2018
The instructor was really good,only if we can be taught some programming bit also it would have been better
von V. S V A•
Oct 09, 2018
Best FPGA course
von Sebastian R S•
Oct 23, 2018
Excellent course. Very complete and detailed. After the course many of the Altera Quartus Prime feature will be really familiar and easy to use.