Dr. John S. Loomis is the Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of The University of Dayton.
At the Course pages you can see subjects like Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Analog Microelectronics Design and Electro-Optics.
The Altera DE2 board comes with a Control Panel facility that allows a user to access various components on the board through a USB connection from a host computer.
The DE2 Control Panel can be used to change the values displayed on 7-segment displays, light up LEDs, talk to the PS/2 keyboard, read/write the SRAM, Flash Memory and SDRAM, load an image pattern to display as VGA output, load music to the memory and play music via the audio DAC.
Altera DE2 Board and Projects with Nios II CPU
“The Altera Development and Education (DE2 ) board from Terasic Technologies Inc. is a wonderful vehicle for learning about digital logic, computer organization, and FPGAs. Featuring an Altera Cyclone II FPGA, the DE2 board offers varied technology suitable for university and college laboratory use, a wide range of design projects, as well as sophisticated digital system development tools.”
Also see Microchip PIC32 – PIC32 Architecture and Programming