Development of a web-based system for VLSI design education
In general, the number of VLSI CAD workstations should be more than the number of students in VLSI design education. In Experiments II of Department of Electrical and Digital Systems Engineering, a server and six PCs are used for a small number of students in a group. This system can not be used for a large number of students in a class of other lectures related to VLSI design. In this paper, a web-based system for VLSI design education has been developed in order to support a large number of students in the classes. The web servers are connected to the CAD applications by CGI written in Perl. By using this system, students can use the VLSI CAD applications from the PCs anywhere in the campus. If the designed files are downloaded to the PCs in the N10-108PC room (in Department of Electrical and Digital Systems Engineering), CPLD boards can be used to verify the designed circuits.