This course explains and discusses ways that LEDs are controlled to modify their brightness, change their color, and display messages using LEDs in a matrix configuration. This course discusses and explains the different types of LEDs as well as how to control them. Each project in this course uses each of the different LEDs discussed and requires the student to implement a design on their FPGA to control the LED. Students will be provided with VHDL design files that can be used as starting points for the various design projects. Working with the provided design files and using the lectures as references the students will be able to successfully complete each project. These various projects include:
Using the lectures, design guides, and the VHDL files provided in this course students will have everything they need to successfully complete each project. The students will get to use Xilinx's development tools for the design and debugging of their various VHDL designs.
This course is geared towards students who have been exposed to VHDL, FPGA's, as well as a basic understanding of digital circuits. This is a great supplement to any engineering student who wants to improve upon their hardware design skills before entering the workforce. This course is also great for anyone who is currently employed in the field engineering. Also any electronic hobbyist would benefit greatly from this course!
Upon completing this course students will have all the skills and knowledge to implement multiple forms of LED control on a FPGA. Beings that the students will be designing and debugging their own code they will have very detailed knowledge of how each design works and will be able to expand upon each project if they so desire.
This lecture discusses the methods used to control the brightness of a LED.
This is a demonstration that shows how to verify your Pulse Width Modulation design is working correctly.
This lecture presents the pulsing LED project. Download the attached resources in order to get your pulsing LED project working.
This is a live demonstration of the pulsing LED project running on a BASYS 3 development board.
This lecture introduces the RGB LED project. Download the attached resources to get your RGB LED project up and running.
This lecture discusses the method I used for selecting the resistors to use in the RGB LED project.
This is a live demonstration showing the RGB LED project running on a BASYS 3 development board.
This lecture introduces and explains how to control the NeoPixel LEDs.
This lecture introduces the NeoPixel project. Download the attached resources in order to get your NeoPixel project working.
This lecture discusses LED Matrices, their uses, as well as ways to control them.
This lecture walks through step-by-step how to download and install Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite. This is a free tool created by Xilinx, used to develop and program Xilinx FPGA’s.
This lecture walks through the steps required to download and install the TeraTerm terminal emulator tool.
This lecture reflects on everything covered in the course.
Jordan Christman graduated from the University of Dayton with his Bachelor's degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology. He also graduated from UD with his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Jordan currently has a patent pending for an electronic monitoring device. He has strong knowledge in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development, Digital Electronics, Circuit Board design, and VHDL design and modeling of hardware systems. Jordan's focus of study in school was embedded systems which involves circuit design, firmware development, implementation of computer hardware, and the interfacing of computer operating systems. Jordan's hobbies include mobile application development, layout and assembly of PCB's (Printed Circuit Boards), computer application programming, and anything related to electrical engineering.