TITLE: Review: HDL Chip Design
AUTHOR: Chuck McManis
LAST UPDATE: 3-Mar-2001

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3/5.0 stars

HDL Chip Design by Douglas Smith is a textbook covering both VHDL and Verilog design.

In general I found the information in this book good, but useless, when I was learning about FPGA design. If you are taking a class which is lecturing about "what" is going on in FPGA synthesis, then this book can provide you with a bunch of examples or recipes to create variations on what you know. What it doesn't to though is tell you why you might want to do something one way or the other. Presumably this is left up to the lecturer to describe but in a self taught situation it falls short.