09-25-2009 01:29 AM
I am just a new user to this website and this forum. I am now here at uk final year electronic degree. I am now have to study VHDL as a part of my module in final year. I haven't got any experience in VHDL and i haven't learn it in my previous years back home.
Could anyone advice me on where should i start study and which books and website i should start learning and reading from??
Is there any simple VHDL projects which i can research for my final year project as well please? Studying and doing a project in VHDL could be benifit for me.Then i can shoot two birds with one stone.
09-25-2009 11:50 AM
'FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples' by Chu is a pretty basic book that I have on my bookshelf. It is designed to work with our Spartan 3E starter kits from Digilent, but would apply to any Xilinx FPGA equally well.
There are also a great number of resources and free books online.
I do suggest learning VHDL for use in FPGAs if that is your goal, because VHDL being such a powerful language can be used for verification, specification, simulation, in just about any area: not just for describing logic you want to be synthesized for a FPGA.
I had to learn VHDL recently, after spent a number of years using verilog for standard cell design (the hard-IP blocks in the FPGA use this flow).
I would not say that I am proficient, yet. But, I am very dangerous.
Xilinx San Jose