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VHDL by Gaganpreet Kaur

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Digital Design Flow

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
  • Significance of CAD tools
  • Design flow for circuit design
  • Introduction to design tools
  • Basics of HDLs
1.1 INTRODUCTION

With the growth in the integrated circuit technology, from large scale integration (LSI) to ultra large scale integration (ULSI), increasing the number of components on a chip with speed and power optimization, the designing of complex digital circuits has become a challenging task. Over the time, different methods of digital circuit design have come into picture like

  1. Manual paper–pen method, and
  2. Computer-aided design (CAD) tools method.

The manual paper–pen method for circuit design is now obsolete because of its incompetence to capture the complex designs at the basic as well ...

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