The Designer's Guide to VHDL, 2nd Edition

Peter J. Ashenden

Published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, May 2001, ISBN 1-55860-674-2

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If you have not yet seen The Designer's Guide to VHDL, the following information may be of interest to you:

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Menchini

Back cover text

The following lead to support material for the book:


Source code and test benches for examples and case studies

Introductory lecture material for use by instructors

Suggestions for modeling exercises

Resources for instructors. For access, instructors should contact:

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One of the case studies in the book is a model of the DLX processor, described by John Hennessy and David Patterson in their book Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. Additional support material for the DLX is available.

Other sources of VHDL-related information:

The EDA Industry Working Groups Web Server (

The comp.lang.vhdl Usenet news group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file

I would be pleased to hear your comments about the book. You can email comments and errata to me at

Thanks, and happy reading!