A first attempt of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Microelectronic Course (BKE 4423) for Computer Engineering Undergraduates at Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO)

Ahmad , Afandi A first attempt of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Microelectronic Course (BKE 4423) for Computer Engineering Undergraduates at Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO). In: 7th World Congress on Engineering Education (WFEO), 4-8 Mac 2006, Budapest, Hungrary.

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Abstract

This paper discusses a review of a first attempt of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Microelectronic (BKE 4423) Course for Computer Engineering undergraduates at Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO). The target of this PBL is to design a 4-bit Carry Lookahead Adder (CLA) using both top-down and bottom-up approach. Ten undergraduates are working as a team to accomplish the task. The project is successfully completed in the given duration, which is two months. Throughout the duration, undergraduates are working independently to distribute the subtasks, learn new Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool, determine the most suitable methodology flow and prepare the presentation and the documentation of the project. Upon completion, a 4-bit CLA codes and a 4-bit CLA layout are available. Simulations on both end products are shown. Both simulations are then validated against initial specifications and verified among themselves. Besides, the designs from different groups are compared for the minimum area, fastest speed and least transistors.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:problem-based learning; carry lookahead adder
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
ID Code:2612
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 11:30
Last Modified:07 Nov 2012 11:30

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