FPGAs: Instant Access

Clive Maxfield 2008

FPGAs are central to electronic design! The engineers designing these devices are in need of essential information at a moment's notice. The Instant Access Series provides all the critical content that a computer design engineer needs in his or her daily work. This book provides an introduction to FPGAs as well as succinct overviews of fundamental concepts and basic programming. FPGAs are a customizable chip flexible enough to be deployed in a wide range of products and applications. There...

FPGA Prototyping By Verilog Examples: Xilinx Spartan-3 Version

Pong P. Chu 2008

FPGA Prototyping Using Verilog Examples will provide you with a hands-on introduction to Verilog synthesis and FPGA programming through a "learn by doing" approach. By following the clear, easy-to-understand templates for code development and the numerous practical examples, you can quickly develop and simulate a sophisticated digital circuit, realize it on a prototyping device, and verify the operation of its physical implementation. This introductory text that will provide you with a solid...

Digital Filters in Hardware: A Practical Guide for Firmware Engineers

K. Ayob 2008

This practical handbook evolved over several years of hands-on design work on various digital filter systems. It is intended for both firmware design engineers as well as engineering students. It provides a rich source of useful practical information as well as a sound theoretical basis for the understanding of most digital filters - away from the traditional mathematical approach. The main target is to provide a professional...

The Designer's Guide to VHDL, Volume 3, Third Edition

Peter J. Ashenden 2008

VHDL, the IEEE standard hardware description language for describing digital electronic systems, has recently been revised. This book has become a standard in the industry for learning the features of VHDL and using it to verify hardware designs. This third edition is the first comprehensive book on the market to address the new features of VHDL-2008. * First comprehensive book on VHDL to incorporate all new features of VHDL-2008, the latest release of...

FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples: Xilinx Spartan-3 Version

Pong P. Chu 2008

This book uses a "learn by doing" approach to introduce the concepts and techniques of VHDL and FPGA to designers through a series of hands-on experiments. FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples provides a collection of clear, easy-to-follow templates for quick code development; a large number of practical examples to illustrate and reinforce the concepts and design techniques; realistic projects that can be implemented and tested on a Xilinx prototyping board; and a thorough exploration of the...

Verilog and SystemVerilog Gotchas: 101 Common Coding Errors and How to Avoid Them

Stuart Sutherland 2007

This book will help engineers write better Verilog/SystemVerilog design and verification code as well as deliver digital designs to market more quickly. It shows over 100 common coding mistakes that can be made with the Verilog and SystemVerilog languages. Each example explains in detail the symptoms of the error, the languages rules that cover the error, and the correct coding style to avoid the error. The book helps digital design and verification engineers to recognize, and avoid, these...

Verilog for Digital Design

Frank Vahid 2007

* Ideal as either a standalone introductory guide or in tandem with Vahid's Digital Design to allow for greater language coverage, this is an accessible introductory guide to hardware description language

* Verilog is a hardware description language used to model electronic systems (sometimes called Verilog HDL) and this book is helpful for anyone who is starting out and learning the language

* Focuses on application and use of the language, rather than just teaching the basics of the...

Verilog HDL: Digital Design and Modeling

Joseph Cavanagh 2007

Emphasizing the detailed design of various Verilog projects, Verilog HDL: Digital Design and Modeling offers students a firm foundation on the subject matter. The textbook presents the complete Verilog language by describing different modeling constructs supported by Verilog and by providing numerous design examples and problems in each chapter. Examples include counters of different moduli, half adders, full adders, a carry lookahead adder, array multipliers, different types of Moore and...

Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design

Stephen Brown 2007

Fundamentals of Digital Logic With Verilog Design teaches the basic design techniques for logic circuits. It emphasizes the synthesis of circuits and explains how circuits are implemented in real chips. Fundamental concepts are illustrated by using small examples.

Use of CAD software is well integrated into the book. A CD-ROM that contains Altera's Quartus CAD software comes free with every copy of the text. The CAD software provides automatic mapping of a design written in Verilog into...

Memory Systems: Cache, DRAM, Disk

Bruce Jacob 2007

Is your memory hierarchy stopping your microprocessor from performing at the high level it should be? Memory Systems: Cache, DRAM, Disk shows you how to resolve this problem. The book tells you everything you need to know about the logical design and operation, physical design and operation, performance characteristics and resulting design trade-offs, and the energy consumption of modern memory hierarchies. You learn how to to tackle the challenging optimization problems that result from the...