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Excellent introduction  May 18, 2011

This is a great textbook for 1st year engineering students or engineers from other disciplines who need a basic, thorough introduction to digital logic. Digital Design is excellent for students and instructors. If you are interested in learning digital design then this is the book you need. Ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.

Digital Design with RTL Design, Verilog and VHDL, 2nd Edition: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


An eagerly anticipated, up-to-date guide to essential digital design fundamentals

Offering a modern, updated approach to digital design, this much-needed book reviews basic design fundamentals before diving into specific details of design optimization. You begin with an examination of the low-levels of design, noting a clear distinction between design and gate-level minimization. The author then progresses to the key uses of digital design today, and how it is used to build high-performance alternatives to software.

-Offers a fresh, up-to-date approach to digital design, whereas most literature available is sorely outdated

-Progresses though low levels of design, making a clear distinction between design and gate-level minimization

-Addresses the various uses of digital design today

-Enables you to gain a clearer understanding of applying digital design to your life

With this book by your side, you'll gain a better understanding of how to apply the material in the book to real-world scenarios.

Table of Contents

To Students About To Study Digital Design
To Instructors of Digital Design
How to Use This Book
RTL-Focused Approach
Traditional Approach with Some Reordering
Traditional Approach
About the Cover
About the Author
Reviewers and Evaluators
Digital Systems in the World Around Us
The World of Digital Systems
Implementing Digital Systems: Microprocessors versus Digital Circuits
About this Book
Combinational Logic Design
The CMOS Transistor
Boolean Logic Gates Building Blocks for Digital Circuits
Boolean Algebra
Representations of Boolean Functions
Combinational Logic Design Process
More Gates
Decoders and Muxes
Additional Considerations
Combinational Logic Optimizations and Tradeoffs (See Section 6.2)
Combinational Logic Description Using Hardware Description Languages (See Section 9.2)
Chapter Summary
Sequential Logic Design: Controllers
Storing One Bit Flip-Flops
Finite-State Machines (FSMs)
Controller Design
More on Flip-Flops and Controllers
Sequential Logic Optimizations and Tradeoffs (See Section 6.3)
Sequential Logic Description Using
Product Profile Pacemaker
Chapter Summary
Datapath Components
Multiplier Array-Style
Subtractors and Signed Numbers
Arithmetic-Logic Units ALUs
Counters and Timers
Register Files
Datapath Component Tradeoffs (See Section 6.4)
Datapath Component Description Using Hardware Description Languages (See Section 9.4)
Product Profile: An Ultrasound Machine
Chapter Summary
Register-Transfer Level (RTL) Design
High-Level State Machines
RTL Design Process
More RTL Design
Determining Clock Frequency
Behavioral-Level Design: C to Gates (Optional)
Memory Components
Queues (FIFOs)
Multiple Processors
Hierarchy A Key Design Concept
RTL Design Optimizations and Tradeoffs (See Section 6.5)
RTL Design Using Hardware Description Languages (See Section 9.5)
Product Profile: Cell Phone
Chapter Summary
Optimizations and Tradeoffs
Combinational Logic Optimizations and Tradeoffs
Sequential Logic Optimizations and Tradeoffs
Datapath Component Tradeoffs
RTL Design Optimizations and Tradeoffs
More on Optimizations and Tradeoffs
Product Profile: Digital Video Player/Recorder
Chapter Summary
Physical Implementation on ICs
Manufactured IC Types
Full-Custom Integrated Circuits Semicustom (Application-Specific) Integrated Circuits ASICs
Off-the-Shelf Programmable IC Type FPGA
Other Off-the-Shelf IC Types
IC Tradeoffs, Trends, and Comparisons
Product Profile: Giant LED-Based Video
Chapter Summary
Programmable Processors
Basic Architecture
A Three-Instruction Programmable Processor
A Six-Instruction Programmable Processor
Extending the Instruction Set
Extending the Control Unit and Datapath
Example Assembly and Machine Programs
Further Extensions to the Programmable Processor
Chapter Summary
Hardware Description Languages
Combinational Logic Description Using Hardware Description Languages
Sequential Logic Description Using Hardware Description Languages
Datapath Component Description
RTL Design Using Hardware Description Languages
Chapter Summary
Boolean Algebras
Boolean Algebra
Switching Algebra
Important Theorems in Boolean Algebra
Other Examples of Boolean Algebras
Further Readings
Additional Topics in Binary Number Systems
Real Number Representation
Fixed Point Arithmetic
Floating Point Representation The IEEE 754-1985 Standard
B.5 Exercises
Extended RTL Design Example
Designing the Soda Dispenser Controller
Understanding the Behavior of the Soda Dispenser Controller and Datapath
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