Archived Versions

6.111 Introductory Digital Systems Laboratory

As taught in: Spring 2006

A digital design lab kit.

The new 6.111 "Nerd-kit" prototype. Lab kits are issued to each student to complete labs and projects. (Image courtesy of Nathan Ickes. Used with permission.)




Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan

Course Features

Course Description

6.111 is reputed to be one of the most demanding classes at MIT, exhausting many students' time and creativity. The course covers digital design topics such as digital logic, sequential building blocks, finite-state machines, FPGAs, timing and synchronization. The semester begins with lectures and problem sets, to introduce fundamental topics before students embark on lab assignments and ultimately, a digital design project. The students design and implement a final digital project of their choice, in areas such as games, music, digital filters, wireless communications, video, and graphics. The course relies on extensive use of VerilogĀ® for describing and implementing digital logic designs on state-of-the-art FPGA.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm, .ucf, .v.