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Lab Schedule

  • You will work in groups of two. There are 9 labs in total.
  • You will do hands-on exercises and be required to demonstrate your implementation.
  • The required demonstration is mentioned in the lab exercises sheet at the end of the manual. Only the demonstration is required, you do not need to hand in the sheet.
  • The deadline for each lab is the next lab session. At the beginning of the next lab session, you should ask a TA to review your lab. For instance, if your group is Tuesday, the deadline for Lab 1 is Tuesday, 13.03.
Lab Tuesday Wednesday Friday (2 sessions) Manual, Report and Files Slides
Lab 1: Drawing a Basic Circuit 06.03 07.03 09.03 Lab1 Manual Lab1 Supplement (PDF)
Lab1 Supplement (PPT)
Lab 2: Mapping Your Circuit to FPGA 13.03 14.03 16.03 Lab2 Manual
Lab 3: Verilog for Combinatorial Circuits 20.03 21.03 23.03 Lab3 Manual
Lab 4: Finite State Machines 27.03 28.03 13.04 Lab4 Manual
Lab 5: Implementing an ALU 10.04 11.04 20.04 Lab5 Manual
Lab 6: Testing the ALU 17.04 18.04 27.04 Lab6 Manual
Lab6 Files
Lab 7: Writing Assembly Code 24.04 25.04 04.05 Lab7 Manual
Lab7 Report (PDF)
Lab7 Report (DOC)
Lab7 Files
Lab7 Supplement (PDF)
Lab7 Supplement (PPT)
Lab 8: Full System Integration (Part I) 08.05 02.05 11.05Lab8 Manual
Lab8 Session I Report (PDF)
Lab8 Session I Report (DOC)
Lab8 Files
Lab8 Supplement (PDF)
Lab8 Supplement (PPT)
Lab 8: Full System Integration (Part II) 15.05 09.05 18.05 Lab8 Session II Report (PDF)
Lab8 Session II Report (DOC)
Lab 9: The Performance of MIPS 22.05 16.05 25.05Lab9 Manual
Lab9 Report (PDF)
Lab9 Report (DOC)
Lab9 Files
Lab9 Helper Files
Lab9 Supplement (PDF)
Lab9 Supplement (PPT)
Extra Session 29.05 23.05 01.06

Working with the FPGA Board

For this course, we use the software Vivado for FPGA programming. The computers in rooms HG E26.1 and 26.3 are already installed with the necessary software. If you wish to use your own computer, you can refer to the following instructions:

You can also find examples for the Basys 3 board and a master constraint file here:


For technical questions, please write to All lecturers and assistants will receive this e-mail and try to respond quickly. For other inquiries please email the TA or the lecturers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use my lab grades from previous years?
A: Yes. You can find your past lab final grade in Moodle (“Grades” section).

Q: Can I use my lab grades from previous years and still do the labs?
A: Sure! Choose this option on the sign-up form that we provide in Moodle.

Q: Can I do the labs and decide at the end of the semester whether to use my grades from previous years?
A: No. You need to decide at the beginning of the semester (until 03.03.2018 at 00:00).

Q: I don't have a partner. What do I do?
A: Make new friends and find one:) Otherwise we will pair you with another person who has not found a partner.

Q: Can we have groups of three students?
A: No. We will pair you with another person who has not found a partner. Groups of two are much better for your learning experience instead of three so we will only make exceptions if absolutely necessary.

labs.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/12 17:34 (external edit)