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Verilog Designer’s Library by Cupertino CA Bob Zeidman - Zeidman Consulting

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Chapter 3 RTL Coding Techniques

This chapter explains general techniques for improved RTL coding. By using these techniques, you will have a much better chance of producing reliable, scalable, portable hardware. First, we must understand exactly what is meant by “reliable, scalable, and portable” with respect to a design, and why these factors are such important considerations.

Reliability seems like it should be an obvious consideration. In my years as a consultant, it has often been the case, unfortunately, that designing for reliability takes a back seat to meeting deadlines or reducing immediate costs. Reliable hardware means that the yield of working hardware will be high. This translates into higher profit margins, which is an obvious ...

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