The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Second Edition

Peter J. Ashenden

The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Systems on Silicon
Series Editors: Peter J. Ashenden and Wayne Wolf

This second edition of The Designer's Guide to VHDL sets a new standard in VHDL texts.

From the foreword by Paul Menchini, Menchini & Associates

In the last decade, digital electronic systems have increased exponentially in their complexity, product lifetimes have dramatically shrunk, and reliability requirements have shot through the roof. As a result, more and more designers have turned to VHDL to help them dramatically improve productivity as well as the quality of their designs.

VHDL, the IEEE standard hardware description language for describing digital electronic systems, has recently been revised to address a range of issues, including portability across synthesis tools.

Peter Ashenden, a member of the IEEE VHDL standards committee, presents the entire description language and builds a modeling methodology based on successful software engineering techniques. This second edition updates the first, retaining the authors unique ability to teach this complex subject to a broad audience of students and practicing professionals.