Structural Design and Hierarchy

  • Brock J. LaMeres


This chapter describes how to accomplish hierarchy within VHDL using lower-level sub-systems. Structural design in VHDL refers to including lower-level sub-systems within a higher-level system in order to produce the desired functionality. A purely structural VHDL design would not contain any behavioral modeling in the architecture such as signal assignments but instead just contain the instantiation and interconnections of other sub-systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brock J. LaMeres
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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