Introduction to Logic Circuits & Logic Design with VHDL

  • Brock J. LaMeres

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About this book


This textbook introduces readers to the fundamental hardware used in modern computers.  The only pre-requisite is algebra, so it can be taken by college freshman or sophomore students or even used in Advanced Placement courses in high school.  This book presents both the classical approach to digital system design (i.e., pen and paper) in addition to the modern hardware description language (HDL) design approach (computer-based).   This textbook enables readers to design digital systems using the modern HDL approach while ensuring they have a solid foundation of knowledge of the underlying hardware and theory of their designs.  This book is designed to match the way the material is actually taught in the classroom. Topics are presented in a manner which builds foundational knowledge before moving onto advanced topics. The author has designed the content with learning goals and assessment at its core.  Each section addresses a specific learning outcome that the learner should be able to “do” after its completion. The concept checks and exercise problems provide a rich set of assessment tools to measure learner performance on each outcome.  This book can be used for either a sequence of two courses consisting of an introduction to logic circuits (Chapters 1-7) followed by logic design (Chapters 8-13) or a single, accelerated course that uses the early chapters as reference material.

  • Written the way the material is taught, enabling a bottom-up approach to learning which culminates with a high-level of learning, with a solid foundation;
  • Emphasizes examples from which students can learn: contains a solved example for nearly every section in the book;
  • Includes more than 600 exercise problems, as well as concept check questions for each section, tied directly to specific learning outcomes.


Digital systems textbook Digital design textbook Digital design with VHDL Digital fundamentals Digital design and computer architecture

Authors and affiliations

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

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