VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions / Edition 2

VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions / Edition 2

by Ben Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792381157

ISBN-13: 9780792381150

Pub. Date: 01/31/1998

Publisher: Springer US

VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Second Edition is a follow up to the author's books VHDL Answers toFrequently Asked Questions (ISBN 0-7923-9791-6) and VHDL CodingStyles and Methodologies (ISBN 0-7923-9598-0). This book addresses:misinterpretations in the use of the language; methods for writingerror-free, and simulation-efficient,…  See more details below

Overview

VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, Second Edition is a follow up to the author's books VHDL Answers toFrequently Asked Questions (ISBN 0-7923-9791-6) and VHDL CodingStyles and Methodologies (ISBN 0-7923-9598-0). This book addresses:misinterpretations in the use of the language; methods for writingerror-free, and simulation-efficient, code for testbench designs andfor synthesis; and general principles and guidelines for designverification. This second edition includes the following additions tothe first edition: a new chapter on design for reuse that definescoding and design techniques that are impermeable to new technologiesand are malleable to new requirements; more questions and answersincluding discussions on applications of guarded signals and sharedvariables; more models including the design of a reusable priorityencoder, and a switch; more packages including an enhancement of imagepackage to convert values to text strings in binary, hexadecimal, anddecimal formats, and the complex package that defines complex numbersand overloaded operators.

The book differs from other VHDL books in many respects. This book

  • emphasizes real VHDL, rather than philosophicalor introductory types of information
  • emphasizes application ofVHDL for synthesis
  • uses complete examples to demonstrateproblems and solutions
  • provides a disk that includes all thebook examples and other useful VHDL reference material
  • uses easyto remember symbology notation to emphasize language rules, good andpoor methodology and coding styles
  • identifies obsolete VHDLconstructs that must be avoided
  • identifiessynthesizable/non-synthesizable structures
  • uses a question andanswer format to clarify and emphasize the concerns of VHDL users

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792381150
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/1998
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1998
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. About the Disk. Notation Conventions: Symbols. Syntactic Description. 1. Language Elements. 2. Arrays. 3. Drivers. 4. Subprograms. 5. Packages. 6. Models. 7. Synthesis. 8. Design Verification and Testbench. 9. Potpourri. 10. Design for Reuse. Appendices: A. VHDL'93 and VHDL'87 Syntax Summary. B. Package STANDARD. C. Package TEXTIO. D. Package STD_LOGIC_1164. E. Package STD_LOGIC_ARITH. F. VHDL Predefined Attributes. Bibliography. Index.

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