CSE 462M Computer Systems Design

Instructors: Dr. Roger Chamberlain and Jonathan Beard

Course web site: http://classes.engineering.wustl.edu/cse462m

Course message board: http://groups.google.com/group/wu-cse-462m

Course Meeting Times: 9:00 through 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays in Cupples 2 001 (in basement)

Office Hours: Always available by appointment, regular office hours TBD

Prerequisites: CSE 361S/CS 306S and 362M. (or permission of instructor)

Teaching Assistant: None

Course Description

Introduction to modern design practices, including the use of FPGA design methodologies. Students use a commercial CAE/CAD system for VHDL-based design and simulation while designing a selected computation system.

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20% - Discussion board participation, consisting of at least 1 substantive (greater than 2 sentences) constructive feedback on each groups Wednesday presentation. This is to be completed no later than the Thursday following the presentation.

80% - Course projects.


Group Group Meeting Time
1 10:00 a.m. on Fridays Will Donnelly Andrew Wiens David Lee
2 11:30 a.m. on Mondays Meenal Kulkarni Gryte Satas Alex Gu
3 12:00 p.m. on Mondays Mihai Rasinariu Will Draffin Hans Zhou Muhammad Alsharif
4 9:30 a.m. on Fridays Ben Murray Xueyang Hu Gordon Nuamah

SVN Repositories

We'll be using SVN to collaborate and grade the projects. Your repositories are accessible via a publicly resolvable DNS. The format for the addresses is:


Where <GROUPNUMBER> is equal to one, two, three or four. If your computer login name does not mach the user name for your WUSTL key you will need to add --username <USERNAME> after specifying checkout, otherwise the login will fail. If you need help with SVN, please check out the SVN Manual then come ask questions. If you really need a GUI SVN client to manage the repositories I can't really recommend any over the command line but the two I've used at various points in the past are: Versions (Mac) and TortoiseSVN (Windows).


In an effort to be environmentally friendly this html page and associated links constitutes your syllabus.

Disability Resources

Students with disabilities strongly encouraged to both bring any additional considerations to the attention of the instructors and make full use of the University's Disability Resource Center (http://cornerstone.wustl.edu/DisabilityResources.aspx).

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to know and understand the University's Academic Integrity Policy.

Findings of academic misconduct may result in a written reprimand, failure of an assignment or course, disciplinary probation, withdrawal of merit-based scholarship support, or other sanctions. Severe or repeat offenses may be referred to the University Judicial Board for consideration of suspension or expulsion.