This book is designed to be a desktop reference for engineers, students
and researchers who use Field Programmable Gate Arrays
(FPGA) as their hardware platform of choice. This book has been
produced in the spirit of the ‘numerical recipe’ series of books for
various programing languages – where the intention is not to te
the language per se, but rather the philosophy and techniques
required, making your application work. The rationale of this book
is similar in that the intention is to provide the methods and understanding
to make the reader able to develop practical, operational
VHDL that will run correctly on FPGAs.
It is important to stress that his book is not designed as a language
reference manual for VHDL. There are plenty of those
available and I have referenced them throughout the text. This
book is intended as a reference for design with VHDL and can be
seen as complementary to a conventional VHDL textbook.