The Student's Guide to VHDL
Peter J. Ashenden
Back Cover Text
VHDL is a language for describing digital electronic systems. VHDL
allows for the efficient design and simulation of a hardware system before
it is actually manufactured—a vital, efficient step in the system design
process. This new, condensed version of The
Designer's Guide to VHDL provides a tutorial introduction to the
fundamental modeling features of VHDL and shows how the features are used
for the design of digital systems.
Praise for The Designer's Guide to VHDL
"Engineering students who need to master VHDL...will find Ashenden's guide
to be indispensable—and written in an accessible style rarely found in
Programming Editor's Recommended Book
Offering the same clear, asseccible style as the designer's guide, The
Student's Guide to VHDL is designed as a main text for introductory
VHDL courses and as a supplementary text for courses that require VHDL-based
project work, such as computer architecture, digital design, and digital
logic courses. This new condensed text also serves as a quick, self-teaching
guide for practicing engineers who need to learn only the basics of VHDL.
Online resources include code for case studies.
Numerous exercises are coded for degree of difficulty and expected solution
time. Solutions to selected exercises are included in the book for
An appendix cites the differences between the 1987 standard and the 1993
standard as described in the book.
About the Author
Peter J. Ashenden is a professor of
computer science and computer engineering at the University
of Adelaide, Australia. He actively researches design methods
and computer-aided design tools for VHDL, and he is a participant in the
IEEE working groups that develop VHDL and related standards. He is
the author of The VHDL Cookbook and The
Designer's Guide to VHDL (Morgan Kaufmann).