The Designer's Guide to VHDL

Peter J. Ashenden

Published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, 1995, ISBN 1-55860-270-4
Ordering information

If you have not yet seen The Designer's Guide to VHDL, the following information may be of interest to you:

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Menchini

Back cover text

The following lead to support material for the book:


Source code and test benches for examples and case studies

Introductory lecture material for use by instructors

Suggestions for modeling exercises

One of the case studies in the book is a model of the DLX processor, described by John Hennessy and David Patterson in their book Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. Additional support material for the DLX is available.

Other sources of VHDL-related information:

The VHDL International Internet Server (

The comp.lang.vhdl Usenet news group Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) file

I would be pleased to hear your comments about the book. You can email comments and errata to me at .

Thanks, and happy reading!