Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
To help prepare you for writing technical documents in the future, you will write your project paper in a simplified ACM format with one column, fully justified text. Your report should be approximately 5-6 pages, mimicking a research paper. Your report will basically contain the following sections (which can be adjusted depending on what you are reporting on)*
Abstract or executive summary: 100-200 words describing what has been done and results
Introduction: This section includes a longer summary of what has been done, main observations and results. The report introduction should briefly discuss how the used techniques are different from previous work on the topic.
Background/Related work: This section includes summaries of previous related work including references to the papers and other resources you needed to explore to fully understand the topic you are reporting on. Include references to these resources in the references section. In this section, you should aim to describe how the work you are reporting on is different and how it improves and/or extends previous methods. This section could be included in the
Methodology: Describe your understanding of the main contributions of the topic you are reporting on: what was done, how it was done, how it works, etc. Provide architectural diagrams, charts, and figures where necessary with proper citation.
Experiment Results/Observations: Depending on the topic you are reporting on, you may need to include a description of the experimental setup (if included in the original paper you are reviewing). Aim to be concise and utilize graphs to show any improvements. Include a summary of results analysis: what the results mean and the trends that are revealed
Conclusions and Future Work: Include here a summary of the work and results. Include any future work that is expected or could be done.
Acknowledgments (Optional): Acknowledge any person that helped with your research that is not listed as an author.
References: List of papers and resources cited throughout your report