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Great intruductory course to VHDL,
This review is from: Circuit Design with VHDL (Hardcover)
This book is really good as an introduction to VHDL. Although it won't be very easy to follow without any previous knowledge of VHDL, it doesn't require much from the reader to get started with.
It covers mainly VHDL 93 and has a big focus on synthesis oriented code.
The chapters about signals and variables, concurrent code and sequential code are particularly well written and are a great help to realize the sometimes fuzzy distinction between such concepts. It will be of great usefulness in a College course about VHDL.
Don't expect it to teach any digital systems concepts at all; the author assumes that these are known matters and focuses only on the VHDL language instead and how it relates with those concepts.
Later on the book there are plenty of complete system examples, as well as brief tutorials about Xilinx ISE and ALTERA design tools.
I definitely recommend it.