VHDL: Programming by Example / Edition 4

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No matter what your current level of expertise, nothing will have you writing and verifying concise, efficient VHDL descriptions of hardware designs as fast – or as painlessly – as this classic tutorial from master teacher Doug Perry. Beginners will find it an invaluable learning tool and experienced pros will keep it on their desk as a trusted reference.

Perry teaches VHDL through a series of hundreds of practical, detailed examples, gradually increasing in complexity until you’re capable of designing a fully functional CPU. The new Fourth Edition has been completely updated with all of the VDHL codes used in the examples changed to reflect today’s faster and more efficient design methods. You’ll also find:
* A CD-ROM containing working code of all of the VDHL examples, with their matching designs along with VITAL verification tools and a working copy of ModelSIM
* All the tools you need for simulation and synthesis
* A listing of the IEEE 1164 STD-LOGIC package used throughout the book
* Useful tables and figures
* Instructions for reading the Bachus-Naur format (BNF) descriptions found in the VHDL Language Reference Manual

There truly is no faster or smarter way to master VHDL than Doug Perry’s “learn by example” approach. It works!

A clear, step-by-step guide to designing integrated circuits using VHDL. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this comprehensive resource features a top-down approach that is easy to understand. It takes the reader from the basics to complex modeling techniques, with real-world examples, sample designs, and extensive graphics clearly illustrating each step of the process.

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A guide to writing concise, efficient descriptions of hardware using VHDL. The author uses real-world examples, sample designs, and extensive graphics. This second edition features a description of VHDL with Synthesis, reflects the IEEE 1164 standard modeling package, contains all new tables and figures, includes quick reference language tables, and addresses many issues concerning VHDL design and the available options and alternatives. Printed on acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071400701
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas L. Perry is Founder and VP of Customer Solutions at Bridges2Silicon a new startup HDL hardware debugging company. Prior positions include Director of Strategic Marketing with Exemplar Logic, Inc. Mr. Perry has been active in the CAE field for almost two decades and is also the author of the first three editions of VHDL Programming by Example. He earned his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota State University and also did graduate studies at the University of Santa Clara. He lives in San Ramon, California.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to VHDL 1
Ch. 2 Behavioral Modeling 15
Ch. 3 Sequential Processing 39
Ch. 4 Data Types 73
Ch. 5 Subprograms and Packages 109
Ch. 6 Predefined Attributes 143
Ch. 7 Configurations 173
Ch. 8 Advanced Topics 205
Ch. 9 Synthesis 231
Ch. 10 VHDL Synthesis 251
Ch. 11 High Level Design Flow 273
Ch. 12 Top-Level System Design 289
Ch. 13 CPU: Synthesis Description 303
Ch. 14 CPU: RTL Simulation 329
Ch. 15 CPU Design: Synthesis Results 357
Ch. 16 Place and Route 369
Ch. 17 CPU: VITAL Simulation 379
Ch. 18 At Speed Debugging Techniques 399
App. A Standard Logic Package 413
App. B VHDL Reference Tables 435
App. C Reading VHDL BNF 445
App. D VHDL93 Updates 449
Index 469
About the Author 477
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