Free Range VHDL Programming Book PDF
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VHDL has a rich and interesting history. But since knowing this history is probably not going to help you write better VHDL code, it will only be briefly mentioned here. Consulting other, lengthier texts or search engines will provide more information for those who are interested. Regarding the meaning of VHDL acronym, the V is short for yet another acronym: VHSIC or Very High-Speed Integrated Circuit. The HDL stands for Hardware Description Language. Clearly, the state of technical affairs these days has done away with the need for nested acronyms. VHDL is a true computer language with the accompanying set of syntax and usage rules. But, as opposed to higher-level computer languages, VHDL is primarily used to describe hardware.
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