Free Range VHDL – Free book


“The purpose of this book is to provide students and young engineers with a guide to help them develop the skills necessary to be able to use VHDL for introductory and intermediate level digital design”, say the authors on the first paragraph of this book.


These are the chapters of the book:

  • Introduction to VHDL
  • VHDL invariants
  • VHDL Design Units
  • VHDL Programming Paradigm
  • Standard Models
  • Operators
  • Finite State Machines
  • Structural Modeling
  • Registers and RTL
  • Data Objects
  • Looping constructs
  • Standard Digital Circuits in VHDL
    • Flip-flops
    • Registers
    • Counters
    • Shift registers
    • Multiplexers, etc.
  • Appendixes
    • VHDL reserved words
    • IEEE standard packages
    • VHDL reference card
    • Contributors to the book

The book has a huge amount of examples and exercises, with their solution.

The book can be downloaded here (you will be asked to provide your email address to download the free book in pdf format).

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