Circuit Design with VHDL by Volnei A. Pedroni
This textbook teaches VHDL using system examples combined with programmable logic and supported by laboratory exercises. While other textbooks concentrate only on language features, Circuit Design with VHDL offers a fully integrated presentation of VHDL and design concepts by including a large number of complete design examples, illustrative circuit diagrams, a review of fundamental design concepts, fully explained solutions, and simulation results. The text presents the information concisely yet completely, discussing in detail all indispensable features of the VHDL synthesis. The book is organized in a clear progression, with the first part covering the circuit level, treating foundations of VHDL and fundamental coding, and the second part covering the system level (units that might be located in a library for code sharing, reuse, and partitioning), expanding upon the earlier chapters to discuss system coding.
A completely updated and expanded comprehensive treatment of VHDL and its applications to the design and simulation of real, industry-standard circuits.
This comprehensive treatment of VHDL and its applications to the design and simulation of real, industry-standard circuits has been completely updated and expanded for the third edition. New features include all VHDL-2008 constructs, an extensive review of digital circuits, RTL analysis, and an unequaled collection of VHDL examples and exercises. The book focuses on the use of VHDL rather than solely on the language, with an emphasis on design examples and laboratory exercises.
The third edition begins with a detailed review of digital circuits (combinatorial, sequential, state machines, and FPGAs), thus providing a self-contained single reference for the teaching of digital circuit design with VHDL. In its coverage of VHDL-2008, it makes a clear distinction between VHDL for synthesis and VHDL for simulation. The text offers complete VHDL codes in examples as well as simulation results and comments. The significantly expanded examples and exercises include many not previously published, with multiple physical demonstrations meant to inspire and motivate students.
The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in VHDL and digital circuit design, and can be used as a professional reference for VHDL practitioners. It can also serve as a text for digital VLSI in-house or academic courses.
In summary, in Part I is discussed the entire background and coding techniques of
VHDL, which includes the following:
Code structure: libraries, entity, architecture (chapter 2)
Data types (chapter 3)
Operators and attributes (chapter 4)
Concurrent statements and concurrent code (chapter 5)
Sequential statements and sequential code (chapter 6)
Objects: signals, variables, constants (chapter 7)
Design of finite state machines (chapter 8) And, finally, additional circuit designs are presented (chapter 9).
Then, in Part II is simply add new building blocks, which are intended mainly for
library allocation, to the material already presented. The structure of Part II is the
Packages and components (chapter 10)
Functions and procedures (chapter 11)
Finally, additional system designs are presented (chapter 12).
Table of Contents
PART-I Circuit Design
2 Code Structure
3 Data Types
4 Operators and Attributes
5 Concurrent Code
6 Sequential Code
7 Signals and Variables
8 State Machines
9 Additional Circuit Designs
PART-II System Design
10 Packages and Components
11 Functions and Procedures
12 Additional System Designs
Circuit Design with VHDL PDF
Author(s): Volnei A. Pedroni
Series: The MIT Press
Publisher: Mit Pr, Year: 2020