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## vhdl addition

Hi Guys

Can anyone pls tell me how to do binary addition with vectors...

i tried to do but it gives me a error as "Type error resolving infix expression "+" as type std_logic_vector."

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Library IEEE; Use Ieee.std_logic_1164.all; entity add is Port( a: in std_logic_vector(3 downto 0) ; sum:out std_logic_vector(3 downto 0) ); end add; architecture behav of add is signal tmp : std_logic_vector(3 downto 0); begin tmp <= a(0) + a(1) +a(2) + a(3) when en = '1' else "0000"; sum <= tmp; end behav;

Last edited by andre_teprom; 4th March 2014 at 02:20. Reason: added VHDL syntax formatting

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## addition in vhdl

Hi!

Just add:

1. Use Ieee.std_logic_unsigned.all;

2. en: in std_logic;

3. you have to extend a(0), a(1) etc to 4bit by "000"&

Have a nice day!

Code:Library IEEE; Use Ieee.std_logic_1164.all; Use Ieee.std_logic_unsigned.all; entity add is Port( a: in std_logic_vector(3 downto 0) ; en: in std_logic; sum:out std_logic_vector(3 downto 0) ); end add; architecture behav of add is signal tmp : std_logic_vector(3 downto 0); begin tmp <= (("000"&a(0)) + ("000"&a(1))+ ("000"&a(2)) + ("000"&a(3))) when en = '1' else "0000"; sum <= tmp; end behav;

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## vhdl std_logic_vector addition

Originally Posted by**dunets**

Thanks a lot for your help.

tama

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## vhdl binary addition

Originally Posted by**s3034585**

include the foolowing libraries

arith and unsigned too then they will executed

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## addition vhdl

i prefer the numeric lib instead of arth lib, the latter is synopsys prepoerity.

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## Re: how to go Binary addition in vhdl with vectors

can someone please explain to me what this does ("0000"&a(0)) in this particular line of text below. the exact code is in one of the replies on this thread

Code:tmp <= (("000"&a(0)) + ("000"&a(1))+ ("000"&a(2)) + ("000"&a(3))) when en = '1' else "0000"; sum <= tmp;

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## Re: how to go Binary addition in vhdl with vectors

It creates a vector. a(0) is a single bit. Only vectors of type signed or unsigned can be added together.

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## Re: how to go Binary addition in vhdl with vectors

The code calculates the number of '1' bits in input vector a. Is this what you want to achieve?

The question title might suggest that you want to add multiple vectors. But there's only one input vector.