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Table of Contents
                            Acknowledgments
Purpose of this book
Introduction To VHDL
	Golden Rules of VHDL
	Tools Needed for VHDL Development
VHDL Invariants
	Case Sensitivity
	White Space
	Comments
	Parentheses
	VHDL Statements
	if, case and loop Statements
	Identifiers
	Reserved Words
	VHDL Coding Style
VHDL Design Units
	Entity
	VHDL Standard Libraries
	Architecture
	Signal and Variable Assignments
	Summary
	Exercises
VHDL Programming Paradigm
	Concurrent Statements
	Signal Assignment Operator ``<=''
	Concurrent Signal Assignment Statements
	Conditional Signal Assignment when
	Selected Signal Assignment with select
	Process Statement
	Summary
	Exercises
Standard Models in VHDL Architectures
	Data-flow Style Architecture
	Behavioral Style Architecture
	Process Statement
	Sequential Statements
		Signal Assignment Statement
		if Statement
		case Statement
	Caveats Regarding Sequential Statements
	Summary
	Exercises: Behavioral Modeling
VHDL Operators
	Logical Operators
	Relational Operators
	Shift Operator
	Other Operators
	Concatenation Operator
	Modulus and Remainder Operators
	Review of Almost Everything Up to Now
	Using VHDL for Sequential Circuits
	Simple Storage Elements Using VHDL
	Inducing Memory: Data-flow vs. Behavioral Modeling
	Important Points
	Exercises: Basic Memory Elements
Finite State Machine Design Using VHDL
	VHDL Behavioral Representation of FSMs
	One-Hot Encoding for FSMs
	Important Points
	Exercises: Behavioral Modeling of FSMs
Structural Modeling In VHDL
	VHDL Modularity with Components
	Generic Map
	Important Points
	Exercises: Structural Modeling
Registers and Register Transfer Level
	Important Points
	Exercises: Register Transfer Level Circuits
Data Objects
	Types of Data Objects
	Data Object Declarations
	Variables and Assignment Operator ``:=''
	Signals vs. Variables
	Standard Data Types
	User-Defined Types
	Commonly Used Types
	Integer Types
	signed and unsigned Types
	std_logic Types
	Important Points
Looping Constructs
	for and while Loops
		for Loops
		while Loops
		Loop Control: next and exit Statements
Standard Digital Circuits in VHDL
	RET D Flip-flop - Behavioral Model
	FET D Flip-flop with Active-low Asynchronous Preset - Behavioral Model
	8-Bit Register with Load Enable - Behavioral Model
	Synchronous Up/Down Counter - Behavioral Model
	Shift Register with Synchronous Parallel Load - Behavioral Model
	8-Bit Comparator - Behavioral Model
	BCD to 7-Segment Decoder - Data-Flow Model
	4:1 Multiplexer - Behavioral Model
	4:1 Multiplexer - Data-Flow Model
	Decoder
Appendix VHDL Reserved Words
Appendix Standard VHDL Packages
	IEEE Standard Libraries
	Non-standard Libraries
Appendix VHDL Reference Cards
Appendix Contributors to This Book
                        

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