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Circuit Synthesis with VHDL : The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science - Roland Airiau

Circuit Synthesis with VHDL

The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1994
ISBN: 9780792394297
Number Of Pages: 221

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One of the main applications of VHDL is the synthesis of electronic circuits. Circuit Synthesis with VHDL is an introduction to the use of VHDL logic (RTL) synthesis tools in circuit design. The modeling styles proposed are independent of specific market tools and focus on constructs widely recognized as synthesizable by synthesis tools. A statement of the prerequisites for synthesis is followed by a short introduction to the VHDL concepts used in synthesis. Circuit Synthesis with VHDL presents two possible approaches to synthesis: the first starts with VHDL features and derives hardware counterparts; the second starts from a given hardware component and derives several description styles. The book also describes how to introduce the synthesis design cycle into existing design methodologies and the standard synthesis environment. Circuit Synthesis with VHDL concludes with a case study providing a realistic example of the design flow from behavioral description down to the synthesized level. Circuit Synthesis with VHDL is essential reading for all students, researchers, design engineers and managers working with VHDL in a synthesis environment.

Foreword
About Synthesisp. 1
Why VHDL?p. 1
VHDL for Which Purpose?p. 2
Is VHDL a Good Language for Synthesis?p. 3
A Book, an Outlinep. 4
Synthesis Domainp. 6
Interests of Synthesisp. 7
Architectural Synthesis Versus Logic Synthesisp. 8
Consistency Between Simulation and Synthesisp. 12
VHDL Conceptsp. 13
Philosophy of the Languagep. 13
Hardware Hierarchyp. 18
Software Hierarchyp. 28
Objects of the Languagep. 32
Information Representationp. 35
Concurrencyp. 37
Sequential Domainp. 43
Attached Characteristicsp. 44
Predefined Environmentp. 45
Mapping VHDL to Hardwarep. 49
Synthesis Modeling Stylep. 49
VHDL Typesp. 49
VHDL Objectsp. 59
Sequential Statementsp. 69
Concurrent Statementsp. 80
Using Genericsp. 95
Conclusionp. 99
Mapping Hardware to VHDLp. 101
Combinational Circuitsp. 101
Synchronous Circuitsp. 139
Design Methodologyp. 175
Synthesis Design Cyclep. 175
Synthesis Process Controlp. 179
Synthesis Standard Environmentp. 183
Principlep. 183
Package STDLOGIC1164p. 184
Synthesis Working Group Resultsp. 187
Case Studyp. 193
Traffic Light Controller: Once Again?p. 193
Specification of the Problemp. 193
Entity Declarationp. 195
Describing the Behavioral Architecturep. 196
Describing the Synthesizable Architecturep. 198
Designer's Concernsp. 205
Appendixp. 207
Grammar Summaryp. 208
Memop. 212
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780792394297
ISBN-10: 0792394291
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 28th February 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 1.15