Digital Integrated Circuit Design Using Verilog and SystemVerilog book cover

Digital Integrated Circuit Design Using Verilog and SystemVerilog

For those with a basic understanding of digital design, this book teaches the essential skills to design digital integrated circuits using Verilog and the relevant extensions of SystemVerilog. In addition to covering the syntax of Verilog and SystemVerilog, the author provides an appreciation of design challenges and solutions for producing working circuits. The book covers not only the syntax and limitations of HDL coding, but deals extensively with design problems such as partitioning and synchronization, helping you to produce designs that are not only logically correct, but will actually work when turned into physical circuits. Throughout the book, many small examples are used to validate concepts and demonstrate how to apply design skills.

This book takes readers who have already learned the fundamentals of digital design to the point where they can produce working circuits using modern design methodologies. It clearly explains what is useful for circuit design and what parts of the languages are only software, providing a non-theoretical, practical guide to robust, reliable and optimized hardware design and development.

With this book, you will be able to:

  • Use Verilog and SystemVerilog, the most popular and successful hardware description languages, to design any digital circuit
  • Understand the key distinction between the synthesizable subset of the languages and constructs that are only for use in simulation and verification
  • Know the rules of synchronous design and when to break them
  • Design circuits that are not only logically correct, but will work reliably when real-world complexities are introduced
  • Partition a design for optimal performance
  • Modify a design to make it testable - a necessary step before an integrated circuit can be manufactured
  • Create hardware models of design library cells


Professional engineers; potential for adoption/ use as background reading on graduate and senior undergraduate courses

Hardbound, 576 Pages

Published: January 2015

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-12-408059-1


  • Introduction; Bottom-up design; Behavioral coding: Blocks, variables and operators; Behavioral coding: Parameters, defines and enumerated types; Behavioral coding: Loops, branching, arrays and other high-level constructs; Behavioral coding: Subroutines; Synchronization; Simulation, timing and race conditions; Architectural choices; Design for testability; Library modeling; Design examples


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