Digital Design Using VHDL: A Systems Approach

Digital Design Using VHDL: A Systems Approach

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William J. Dally, R. Curtis Harting, Tor M. Aamodt
Cambridge University Press, 12/17/2015
EAN 9781107098862, ISBN10: 1107098866

Hardcover, 721 pages, 23.9 x 19.3 x 3.6 cm
Language: English

This introductory textbook provides students with a system-level perspective and the tools they need to understand, analyze and design digital systems. Going beyond the design of simple combinational and sequential modules, it shows how such modules are used to build complete systems, reflecting real-world digital design. All the essential topics are covered, including design and analysis of combinational and sequential modules, as well as system timing and synchronization. It also teaches how to write VHDL-2008 HDL in a productive and maintainable style that enables CAD tools to do much of the tedious work. A complete introduction to digital design is given through clear explanations, extensive examples and online VHDL files. The teaching package is completed with lecture slides, labs and a solutions manual for instructors. Assuming no previous digital knowledge, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate digital design courses that will prepare students for modern digital practice.

Part I. Introduction
1. The digital abstraction
2. The practice of digital system design
Part II. Combinational Logic
3. Boolean algebra
4. CMOS logic circuits
5. Delay and power of CMOS circuits
6. Combinational logic design
7. VHDL descriptions of combinational logic
8. Combinational building blocks
9. Combinational examples
Part III. Arithmetic Circuits
10. Arithmetic circuits
11. Fixed- and floating-point numbers
12. Fast arithmetic circuits
13. Arithmetic examples
Part IV. Synchronous Sequential Logic
14. Sequential logic
15. Timing constraints
16. Datapath sequential logic
17. Factoring finite-state machines
18. Microcode
19. Sequential examples
Part V. Practical Design
20. Verification and test
Part VI. System Design
21. System-level design
22. Interface and system-level timing
23. Pipelines
24. Interconnect
25. Memory systems
Part VII. Asynchronous Logic
26. Asynchronous sequential circuits
27. Flip-flops
28. Metastability and synchronization failure
29. Synchronizer design
Appendix A. VHDL coding style
Appendix B. VHDL syntax guide