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Books for Beginers in [VHDL or Verilog]

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Thiago

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I want star to program FPGA's, and i dont kwon, how to program in VHDL or Verilog, plz someone help me. :?:
 

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I was very pleased with The Student's Guide to VHDL by Peter J Ashenden.

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Hello

I had learnt programming FPGA from Kevin Skahill's "VHDL for Programmable Logic" and VHDL from"Peter Ashenden's "The Designer's Guide to VHDL 2nd Edition". For Verilog - Brown's "Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design". I think that this books are very good and useful for beginers. Also "Verilog HDL: A Guide to Digital Design and Synthesis, Second Edition" should be helpful.

Next you should read documentation for implementation and synthesis software(which support yours FPGA), where you can find inforamation which construction of HDL are supported and which aren't and howto write optimal code.

And also application notes where you can find how to use embedded blocks of FPGA.

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I have learned VHDL, and started with McGraw.Hill.VHDL.Programming.by.Example,
I think this book is very good for beginner.
Now there is a ebook of it available at:
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Good lucky
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I find the 2 tutorial(One for VHDL, the other for verilog) from active VHDL is very clear and useful. They illustrate the concepts of HDL design intutively and understandable for beginner.

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"VHDL made easy" is a good starting book
 

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Here are some books that may help you in HDL design
 

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If I may suggest... an idea..

Books are all very explicatives, but it is often very easy to assume that you did understand a portion of a langage and if the assumption is incorrect you may end up in disaster.. Specifically in VHDL. An alternative to books, is an interactive tutorial such as the ones provided by ESPERAN which let you check as you learn if you really understood what you just learn.
I believe they have two different levels for both Verilog and VHDL.

And of course the ultimate, to triple check that what you had in mind will be implemented in the silicon is to use modelsim to verify that your logic is really working, and leonardo spectrum to have a schematic view of how your idea has been implemented. Some will say that it is an expensive way.. But.. :lol:

Happy new year all..


Have fun..
 

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As I know, in north America, Verilog is popular, while in Euro, VHDL is often used. How do you think about it?
 

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mYthorON:

You are right but as I am in Australia, both Verilog and VHDL are 'accepted' with may be VHDL in large 'team' work.

Personally I prefer Verilog as it is easier to learn (First one I look at)..
VHDL is a very strong typed langage.

But don't take my words for it.. Have a look as the enclosed PDF file..

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hi

Some EDA tools has the ability to exchange the code of VHDL to\from Verilog. the main purpose of such code to simplify the design, not to learn many language for coding and forget the main function of it.
 

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i think verilog primer is good , and learn verilog with digital design just digital computer design
 

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Who can tell me the difference between VHDL and verilog
 

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I don't think that there is an actual difference between VHDL and Verilog they are just 2 different languages but they finally do the same thing as good as both do it. Your personal opinion will finally chose.
 

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VHDL or Verilog?
It's not a personal choice. It depends on a choice of your company.
If you know both, you have a better chance to get a job

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personal...I hate VHDL....verilog is more easy if you work frequently and with other progaming languages (C, C++....)
you can find many books about VHDL and Verilog on mcu.cz site
 

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I am planning to learn Verilog based on an FPGA demo board.
 

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I do like starting with an environment instead of with a book...can tou suggest me one of them?
 

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c@dence LDV or Ment0r Modelsim or Synopsys VCS will be best choices!
 

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If you don't want to purchase a book, try going to the Aldec site and using their tutorials. It will get you started and they have a great Verilog primer with over 130 examples.
 

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