on 10 September 2008
In this book VHDL is presented with a hardware prespective. As a result, you won't find the chapters organized by language's features but by conceptual entities like combinational logic, sequential logic e.t.c. It dares to cover some very important issues like Design for Test and Asynchronous system design that other VHDL books simply ignore because of their advanced nature. Software oriented people may find usefull to read before or after this book a VHDL reference-style book to have a complete and organized view of the syntax and features of VHDL in a similar way someone would present C#. As a hardware oriented book, this may present less and more advanced features of VHDL from early chapters to design complete working examples. I should mention that simulation issues have been successfully integrated at the end of each chapter (and a dedicated chapter). This way, one can test models even from the first chapters. Nice idea! This book can be used as a textbook and as a reference and it is an excellent choice.