Digital Electronics and Design with VHDL - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123742704, 9780080557557

Digital Electronics and Design with VHDL

1st Edition

Authors: Volnei A. Pedroni
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742704
eBook ISBN: 9780080557557
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 25th January 2008
Page Count: 720
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This book offers a friendly presentation of the fundamental principles and practices of modern digital design. Unlike any other book in this field, transistor-level implementations are also included, which allow the readers to gain a solid understanding of a circuit's real potential and limitations, and to develop a realistic perspective on the practical design of actual integrated circuits. Coverage includes the largest selection available of digital circuits in all categories (combinational, sequential, logical, or arithmetic). Coverage also includes detailed digital design techniques, with a thorough discussion on state-machine modeling for the analysis and design of complex sequential systems. Key technologies used in modern circuits are also described, including Bipolar, MOS, ROM/RAM, and CPLD/FPGA chips, as well as codes and techniques used in data storage and transmission. Designs are illustrated by means of complete, realistic applications using VHDL, where the complete code, comments and simulation results are included.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of fundamental digital concepts and principles, as well as complete, realistic, industry-standard designs
  • Many circuits shown with internal details at the transistor-level, as in real integrated circuits
  • Actual technologies used in state-of-the-art digital circuits presented in conjunction with fundamental concepts and principles
  • Six chapters dedicated to VHDL-based techniques, with all VHDL-based designs synthesized onto CPLD/FPGA chips


Textbook for courses in Digital Design, Digital Logic, Digital Electronics, VLSI, and VHDL; Industry practitioners in digital electronics.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction 1.1 Historical notes 1.2 Analog versus digital 1.3 Bits, bytes, and words 1.4 Digital Circuits 1.5 Combinational circuits versus sequential circuits 1.6 Integrated circuits (ICs) 1.7 Printed circuit board (PCB) 1.8 Logic values versus physical values 1.9 Non-programmable, programmable, and hardware-programmable 1.10 Binary waveforms 1.11 DC, AC, and transient responses 1.12 Programmable logic devices (PLDs) 1.13 Circuit synthesis and simulation with VHDL 1.14 Circuit simulation with Spice 1.15 Gate-level versus transistor-level analysis

  2. Binary representations 2.1 Binary code 2.2 Octal and hexadecimal codes 2.3 Gray code 2.4 BCD code 2.5 Codes for negative numbers 2.6 Floating-point representation 2.7 ASCII code 2.8 Unicode 2.9 Exercises

  3. Binary arithmetic 3.1 Unsigned addition 3.2 Signed addition and subtraction 3.3 Shift operations 3.4 Unsigned multiplication 3.5 Signed multiplication 3.6 Unsigned division 3.7 Signed division 3.8 Floating-point addition and subtraction 3.9 Floating-point multiplication 3.10 Floating-point division 3.11 Exercises

  4. Introduction to digital circuits 4.1 Introduction to MOS transistors 4.2 Inverter and CMOS logic 4.3 AND and NAND gates 4.4 OR and NOR gates 4.5 XOR and XNOR gates 4.6 Modulo-2 adder 4.7 Buffer 4.8 Tri-state buffer 4.9 Open-drain buffer<BR


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About the Author

Volnei A. Pedroni

Affiliations and Expertise

Federal University of Technology—Parana, Curitiba, Brazil