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A Designer's Guide to VHDL Synthesis - Douglas E. Ott

A Designer's Guide to VHDL Synthesis

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Published: 30th June 1994
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A Designer's Guide to VHDL Synthesis is intended for both design engineers who want to use VHDL-based logic synthesis ASICs and for managers who need to gain a practical understanding of the issues involved in using this technology. The emphasis is placed more on practical applications of VHDL and synthesis based on actual experiences, rather than on a more theoretical approach to the language.
VHDL and logic synthesis tools provide very powerful capabilities for ASIC design, but are also very complex and represent a radical departure from traditional design methods. This situation has made it difficult to get started in using this technology for both designers and management, since a major learning effort and `culture' change is required. A Designer's Guide to VHDL Synthesis has been written to help design engineers and other professionals successfully make the transition to a design methodology based on VHDL and log synthesis instead of the more traditional schematic based approach. While there are a number of texts on the VHDL language and its use in simulation, little has been written from a designer's viewpoint on how to use VHDL and logic synthesis to design real ASIC systems. The material in this book is based on experience gained in successfully using these techniques for ASIC design and relies heavily on realistic examples to demonstrate the principles involved.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Making the Transition to VHDL Synthesisp. 17
VHDL Background for Synthesisp. 39
Synthesis of Sequential Circuitsp. 97
Sequential Counter Applicationsp. 133
Control Logic and State Machinesp. 157
Data Processing Functionsp. 185
Combinational Logic and Optimizationp. 227
Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 257
Evaluating A Synthesis Systemp. 291
Future Prospects for ASIC Synthesisp. 297
Reference Materialsp. 303
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780792394723
ISBN-10: 0792394720
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77