Hardcover: 375 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press (August 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
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I am a physics graduate student who needed to learn VHDL for many of my projects (FPGA-based digital filters, FFT and other high speed digital-based processing). After spending about a week trying to cookbook/copycat the complicated structures in VHDL I decided it would be best to start at a basic level to get a solid grasp of VHDL. It is hard to imagine a better introduction.The author did a perfect job integrating the routine software writing with system design. All of the code is COMPLETE and all of it works (90% of it I checked myself, when going through examples & problems).Simulations, complete code and clear diagrams are presented for every example! If you need to do real engineering work using VHDL, and have a list of designs on your table that are begging for FPGA, ASIC, CPLDs, but don't know how to do it in VHDL, this book is for you.Some cautionary notes: 1) This book gives you basic, but fundamental knowledge of VHDL. If you know other programming languages (for example assembler, Vis. Basic or C/C++), but need VHDL then after this book you can start writing real code and will be able to understand complicated examples and will easily be able to incorporate IP cores into projects. Contrary to the opinion of some of the above reviewers, I disagree that this book is a cookbook. It doesn't have any really complicated design examples like FFT. The book is all about giving the reader a very solid footing of VHDL so that the reader could reference other much more involved references/ code examples/ IP cores etc.. 2) This book will be of very little use if you don't know basic logic/ digital circuits.
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