AHDL Altera Hardware Description Language, a proprietary HDL.
algorithm A step-by-step method of solving a problem.
antifuse A connection link that turns into a low impedance when stressed.
ASIC Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, an integrated circuit designed to perform a specific job, though the job might be generic (a microprocessor is an ASIC, for example).
ATPG Automatic Test Pattern Generator.
asynchronous Logic that operates without a reference clock. 90% of the problems the logic designer will face are related to asynchronous signal timing.
autorouting A computerized method of determining signal or element interconnection.
behaviorial A procedural coding style that describes logic without a direct link to the synthesized ...