A VHDL Primer

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1999 - Computers - 373 pages
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The power of VHDL-without the complexity!

Want to leverage VHDL's remarkable power without bogging down in its notorious complexity? Get A VHDL Primer, Third Edition. This up-to-the-minute introduction to VHDL focuses on the features you need to get results-with extensive practical examples so you can start writing VHDL models immediately.

Written by Jayaram Bhasker, one of the world's leading VHDL course developers, this best-selling guide has been completely updated to reflect the popular IEEE STD_LOGIC_1164 package. With Bhasker's help, you'll master all these key VHDL techniques:

  • Behavioral, dataflow and structural modeling.
  • Generics and configurations.
  • Subprograms and overloading.
  • Packages and libraries.
  • Model simulation.
  • Advanced features: Entity statements, generate statements, aliases, guarded signals, attributes, aggregate targets, and more.

The book's extensive hardware modeling coverage includes modeling of regular structures, delays, conditional operations, state machines, Moore and Mealy FSMs, clock dividers and much more. You'll find new coverage of text I/O and test benches, as well as complete listings of the IEEE TD_LOGIC_1164 package. J. Bhasker has helped tens of thousands of professionals master VHDL. With A VHDL Primer, Third Edition, it's your turn to succeed.

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About the author (1999)

J. Bhasker (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Allentown, PA, where he is currently working on a high-level synthesis tool that would synthesize net-lists from C or VHDL behavioral descriptions. He teaches courses on VHDL and VHDL Synthesis to internal AT&T designers as well as at Lehigh University. He is the author of A VHDL Primer (Prentice Hall) and numerous professional papers and articles. Dr. Bhasker has served as Program Committee member and session chair for the VHDL International Users Forum and was the recipient of the Honeywell Excel Pioneer Award (1987).

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