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From Barnes & NobleTime flies: VHDL has been around for more than 20 years. This year, a major new version arrives: VHDL-2008. If you've used previous versions, you needn't learn the whole language: just what's new. That's the focus of this concise, well-crafted book.
VHDL-2008: Just the New Stuff kicks off with a detailed introduction to the language's expanded support for generics, which offers powerful new opportunities for optimizing productivity through reuse. Peter Ashenden and Jim Lewis then illuminate other key enhancements, ranging from external names (which simplify design verification) to force and release (which make it easier to develop and execute test scenarios).
Ashenden and Lewis then systematically review changes to VHDL's type system, operations, statements, modeling and I/O features, standard packages, and more. There are code examples everywhere. Above all, the authors masterfully explain why each modification was made, and what you can do with it. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only