VHDL 101 is written for Electrical Engineers and others wishing to break into FPGA design and assumes a basic knowledge of digital design and some experience with engineering ‘process’. Bill Kafig, industry expert, swiftly brings the reader up to speed on techniques and functions commonly used in VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) as well as commands and data types. Extensive simple, complete designs accompany the content for maximum comprehension. The book concludes with a section on design re-use, which is of utmost importance to today's engineer who needs to meet a deadline and lower costs per unit. *Gets you up to speed with VHDL fast, reducing time to market and driving down costs *Covers the basics including language concepts and includes complete design examples for ease of learning * Covers widely accepted industry nomenclature * Learn from "best design practices" Gets you up to speed with VHDL fast, reducing time to market and driving down costs Covers the basics including language concepts and includes complete design examples for ease of learning Covers widely accepted industry nomenclature Learn from "best design practices"
Electronic systems based on digital principles are becoming ubiquitous. A good design approach to these systems is essential and a top-down methodology is favoured. Such an approach is vastly simplified by the use of computer modeling to describe the systems. VHDL is a formal language which allows a designer to model the behaviours and structure of a digital circuit on a computer before implementation. "Digital System Design with VHDL" is intended both for students on Digital Design courses and practitioners who would like to integrate digital design and VHDL synthesis in the workplace. Its unique approach combines the principles of digital design with a guide to the use of VHDL. Synthesis issues are discussed and practical guidelines are provided for improving simulation accuracy and performance. Features: a practical perspective is obtained by the inclusion of real-life examples an emphasis on software engineering practices encourages clear coding and adequate documentation of the process demonstrates the effects of particular coding styles on synthesis and simulation efficiency covers the major VHDL standards includes an appendix with examples in Verilog
A completely updated and expanded comprehensive treatment of VHDL and its applications to the design and simulation of real, industry-standard circuits. This comprehensive treatment of VHDL and its applications to the design and simulation of real, industry-standard circuits has been completely updated and expanded for the third edition. New features include all VHDL-2008 constructs, an extensive review of digital circuits, RTL analysis, and an unequaled collection of VHDL examples and exercises. The book focuses on the use of VHDL rather than solely on the language, with an emphasis on design examples and laboratory exercises. The third edition begins with a detailed review of digital circuits (combinatorial, sequential, state machines, and FPGAs), thus providing a self-contained single reference for the teaching of digital circuit design with VHDL. In its coverage of VHDL-2008, it makes a clear distinction between VHDL for synthesis and VHDL for simulation. The text offers complete VHDL codes in examples as well as simulation results and comments. The significantly expanded examples and exercises include many not previously published, with multiple physical demonstrations meant to inspire and motivate students. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in VHDL and digital circuit design, and can be used as a professional reference for VHDL practitioners. It can also serve as a text for digital VLSI in-house or academic courses.
FPGAs (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays) can be found in applications such as smart phones, mp3 players, medical imaging devices, and for aerospace and defense technology. FPGAs consist of logic blocks and programmable interconnects. This allows an engineer to start with a blank slate and program the FPGA for a specific task, for instance, digital signal processing, or a specific device, for example, a software-defined radio. Due to the short time to market and ability to reprogram to fix bugs without having to respin FPGAs are in increasingly high demand. This book is for the engineer that has not yet had any experience with this electrifying and growing field. The complex issue of FPGA design is broken down into four distinct phases - Design / Synthesis / Simulation / Place & Route. Numerous step-by-step examples along with source code accompany the discussion. A brief primer of one of the popular FPGA and hardware languages, VHDL, is incorporated for a simple yet comprehensive learning tool. While a general technology background is assumed, no direct hardware development understanding is needed. Also, included are details on tool-set up, verifaction techniques, and test benches. Reference material consists of a quick reference guide, reserved words, and common VHDL/FPGA terms. Learn how to design and develop FPGAs -- no prior experience necessary! Breaks down the complex design and development of FPGAs into easy-to-learn building blocks Contains examples, helpful tips, and step-by-step tutorials for synthesis, implementation, simulation, and programming phases
Tocci and Widmer use ablock diagram approachto basic logic operations, enabling readers to have a firm understanding of logic principles before they study the electrical characteristics of the logic ICs.KEY TOPICSFor each new device or circuit, the authors describe the principle of the operation, give thorough examples, and then show its actual application.An excellent reference on modern digital systems.
An eagerly anticipated, up-to-date guide to essential digital design fundamentals Offering a modern, updated approach to digital design, this much-needed book reviews basic design fundamentals before diving into specific details of design optimization. You begin with an examination of the low-levels of design, noting a clear distinction between design and gate-level minimization. The author then progresses to the key uses of digital design today, and how it is used to build high-performance alternatives to software. Offers a fresh, up-to-date approach to digital design, whereas most literature available is sorely outdated Progresses though low levels of design, making a clear distinction between design and gate-level minimization Addresses the various uses of digital design today Enables you to gain a clearer understanding of applying digital design to your life With this book by your side, you'll gain a better understanding of how to apply the material in the book to real-world scenarios.
Learn how to effectively use the industry-standard hardware description language, VHDL, as DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN USING VHDL, 3E integrates VHDL into the digital design process. The book begins with a valuable review of basic logic design concepts before introducing the fundamentals of VHDL. The book concludes with detailed coverage of advanced VHDL topics.
A practical guide to help electronics designers and students make the most of VHDL with the latest, most widely-used design tools available.This book presents both the professional and academic side of designing with VHDL, and shows how to take full advantage of VHDL with today's design tools. It contains many worked examples developed with Synopsys, Mentor Graphics and ViewLook tools. It reviews concurrent, sequential and structural VHDL, RAM and ROM development, state machines, and RTL synthesis. Test methodologies and rapid prototyping are covered, as well as examples of quality design and common errors to avoid. End-of-chapter exercises and laboratories are included throughout.For both engineering professionals and students interested in using VHDL as effectively as possible in their environments.
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"Hardware description languages (HDLs) hold the key to future processor designs, but until now no book has offered a clear analysis of the basic principles underlying HDLs. HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES is the first book to unlock the often hidden science of HDLs along with their origins and basic concepts. This indispensable guide explains HDLs and includes an insightful overview of the foremost HDLs of the past three decades, from Computer Design Language (CDL) to Very High Speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) to VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL). To improve both your knowledge and digital designs of HDL fundamentals, this valuable book features these essential topics: * A critical review of VHDL and Verilog * Accurate modeling of hardware * Distributed simulation of behavior models * New semantics for transport delay. HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES is written for practicing electronic CAD engineers, researchers in simulation and verification of electronic CAD, graduate and doctoral students in computer design, and undergraduates specializing in electronic hardware design. Professors: To request an examination copy simply e-mail [email protected]" Sponsored by: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Council/Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
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This comprehensive book on application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) describes the latest methods in VLSI-systems design. ASIC design, using commercial tools and pre-designed cell libraries, is the fastest, most cost-effective, and least error-prone method of IC design. As a consequence, ASICs and ASIC-design methods have become increasingly popular in industry for a wide range of applications. The book covers both semicustom and programmable ASIC types. After describing the fundamentals of digital logic design and the physical features of each ASIC type, the book turns to ASIC logic design - design entry, logic synthesis, simulation, and test - and then to physical design - partitioning, floorplanning, placement, and routing. You will find here, in practical well-explained detail, everything you need to know to understand the design of an ASIC, and everything you must do to begin and to complete your own design. Features Broad coverage includes, in one information-packed volume, cell-based ICs, gate arrays, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and complex programmable logic devices (PLDs). Examples throughout the book have been checked with a wide range of commercial tools to ensure their accuracy and utility. Separate chapters and appendixes on both Verilog and VHDL, including material from IEEE standards, serve as a complete reference for high-level, ASIC-design entry. As in other landmark VLSI books published by Addison-Wesley - from Mead and Conway to Weste and Eshraghian - the author's teaching expertise and industry experience illuminate the presentation of useful design methods. Any engineer, manager, or student who is working with ASICs in a design project, or who is simply interested in knowing more about the different ASIC types and design styles, will find this book to be an invaluable resource, reference, and guide. 0201500221B04062001