VHDL 101: Everything you need to know to get started

VHDL 101: Everything you need to know to get started

by William Kafig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1856177041

ISBN-13: 9781856177047

Pub. Date: 01/05/2011

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

Overview

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

* Companion website with source code and other documents to assist the student in building the reference design used throughout the book (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9781856177047)

*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
  • Companion website with source code and other documents to assist the student in building the reference design used throughout the book (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/v2/companion.jsp?ISBN=9781856177047)
  • 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"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856177047
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Background: VHDL; Brief History of VHDL; FPGA Architecture

Chapter 2: Overview of the Process of Implementing an FPGA Design: Design Entry; Synthesis; Simulation; Implementation; Bitstream Generation

Chapter 3: Loop 1 - Going with the Flow: The Shape of VHDL

Chapter 4: Loop 2 - Going Deeper: Introducing Processes, Variables and Sequential Statements: Tool Perspectives - Synthesis Options and Constraints

Chapter 5: Loop 3: Introducing Concept of Reuse; Flexibility Using Generics and Constants; Functions and Procedures; Attributes; Packages; Commonly Used Libraries

Appendix

A.1 Language Constructs

A.2 Data Types

A.3 Standard Libraries

Index

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