Design using Standard Description Languages

  • Friedemann Stockmayer
  • Hans Kreutzer


VHDL as a hardware description language is becoming even more popular in the field of the development of digital hardware and it offers a wide range of possibilities for dealing with ever increasing requirements. The following sections, along with several examples, give a basis for the practical interpretation and present an approach to problem solving for frequently asked questions. The sections follow on systematically, bringing together the different aspects to give an overall picture. The aim therefore is not only to present a complete syntactical language description, but to emphasize the important elements used in the practical implementation of a synthesizable design.


Combinatorial Logic Register Transfer Level Synthesis Tool Package Body Concurrent Statement 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  • Friedemann Stockmayer
  • Hans Kreutzer

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