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Digital Systems Design and Prototyping

Using Field Programmable Logic and Hardware Description Languages

  • Zoran Salcic
  • Asim Smailagic

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Introduction

Digital Systems Design and Prototyping: Using Field Programmable Logic and Hardware Description Languages, Second Edition covers the subject of digital systems design using two important technologies: Field Programmable Logic Devices (FPLDs) and Hardware Description Languages (HDLs). These two technologies are combined to aid in the design, prototyping, and implementation of a whole range of digital systems from very simple ones replacing traditional glue logic to very complex ones customized as the applications require.
Three HDLs are presented: VHDL and Verilog, the widely used standard languages, and the proprietary Altera HDL (AHDL). The chapters on these languages serve as tutorials and comparisons are made that show the strengths and weaknesses of each language.
A large number of examples are used in the description of each language providing insight for the design and implementation of FPLDs. 
With the addition of the Altera UP-1 prototyping board, all examples can be tested and verified in a real FPLD.
Digital Systems Design and Prototyping: Using Field Programmable Logic and Hardware Description Languages, Second Edition is designed as an advanced level textbook as well as a reference for the professional engineer.

Keywords

Hardware Hardwarebeschreibungssprache Rapid Prototyping Standard VHDL Verilog design logic microprocessor

Authors and affiliations

  • Zoran Salcic
    • 1
  • Asim Smailagic
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA

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