VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

VHDL Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

by Ben Cohen
     
 

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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,

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

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This book is intended for engineers and students who seek proficiency in VHDL. It includes packages of common utilities that are useful in the generation of debug code and testbench designs and contains many complete and useful examples that can be compiled and simulated. Chapter topics include language elements, arrays, drivers, subprograms, packages, models, synthesis, design verification and design for reuse<-->which defines coding and design techniques that are independent of technological advances and is new to this second edition. A diskette contains all the book examples and other useful reference material. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461375814
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1998. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 1998
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

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