VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) is the market-leading digital circuit simulation software systemused by a majority of electronics companiesand growing rapidly. Now a VHDL expert offers readers the benefits of his in-depth experience as a VHDL modeler and seminar leader. Packed with a huge array of examples,the book presents a pragmatic picture of VHDL that takes full account of its possibilities and its limitations (a refreshing approach for engineers accustomed to the VHDL "hype").
Table of ContentsSources and Destination of VHDL.
An Excursion Into VHDL.
Introduction to Predefined Attributes.
Why Global Variables are Not Permitted.
Sequential Control Statements.
Sequential Assert Constructs.
Concurrent Signal Assignments and Their Process Equivalents.
Concurrent Assert Constructs.
Testing for Signal Spikes, Set-Up, and Hold Times.
The Bus and Register Construct.
Experiments, Observations, and Recommendations.