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Beginning Digital From a VHDL Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Don A. Meador
  • ISBN-10: 1418041750  |  ISBN-13: 9781418041755
  • 640 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • List Price = $ 193.95
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About

Overview

BEGINNING DIGITAL FROM A VHDL PERSPECTIVE, 1ST EDITION is the first book of its kind in the electronics technology market to break through the schematic barrier. Readers will achieve a deeper understanding of fundamental digital concepts with the VHDL language that will take them from the NAND function concepts to a fully-functional embedded microcomputer design. By beginning with basic circuit analysis and continuing on to digital concepts, readers gain an understanding of the basic principles of comprehensive introduction to digital electronics and VHDL. Topics covered include Boolean algebra, K-map simplification, encoders/decoders, latches, flip-flops, and number systems, among others. An introduction of VHDL constructs and formats is integrated into chapters in the text, giving the reader the most comprehensive understanding of digital concepts. Beginning Digital from a VHDL Perspective, 1st Edition, offers an in-depth introduction to digital electronics while preparing the reader for success in the electronics technology industry.

Features and Benefits

  • VHLD language is used for better and quicker understanding of digital concepts.
  • Extensive analogies describe and demonstrate basic circuit elements of R, L, C, and transistors.
  • Introduction of constructs and formats of VHDL are contained in separate chapters for easy reference later and then applied in chapters that follow.
  • A full working embedded microcomputer is designed in the last chapter, versus the usual block diagrams.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Circuit Analysis.
2. Introduction to Digital Concepts.
3. Hardware.
4. Boolean Basics.
5. VHDL Basics.
6. Decoders/ Encoders and Multiplexers/Demultiplexers.
7. Latches and Flip Flops.
8. Number systems.
9. VHDL Intermediate Concepts.
10. Counters.
11. (TBD) Design Examples.
Appendix.
A: How to read Waveforms on an Oscilloscope.
B: Datasheets.
SN74AHC02. SN74AS00. SN74LS00. SN74F00. SN74F02. SN74HC00. SN74HC02. SN74HC04.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Introduction to Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418041025 | ISBN-13: 9781418041021)

The perfect introduction to digital concepts, applications, and design, Introduction to Digital Electronics uses a logical organization of topics, clear explanations, and current examples to present key information in a way that is easy to grasp. Unique in its approach, this book covers combinational and sequential logic circuits using CPLDs while still covering circuit design at the gate level using TTL/CMOS devices. The book begins by introducing combinational logic, including detailed explanations for implementing circuits in Altera Quartus II software and CPLDs. The material continues to be presented at the gate level, preparing readers to successfully navigate more complicated areas like functional circuits. Using formal problem-solving concepts, combinational design is then covered, which includes a large combinational design that includes the building and simulation of each component, marking a valuable departure from traditional books in the field which do not cover large-scale design at a combinational level. Additional coverage includes sequential circuits with an emphasis on relevant and useful circuits, and microprocessor and memory concepts.

List Price = $322.95  | CengageBrain Price = $322.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $243.00

Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418020265 | ISBN-13: 9781418020262)

For the latest digital principles, techniques, and hardware, look no further than this up-to-date fifth edition! Practical, easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of digital design is provided, along with information on the necessary hardware to implement the design, and VHDL programming language for programming PLD devices. Everything from basic programming concepts to microprocessors and microcontrollers is featured, with updated coverage of CMOS sub-families and IC packages that reflect recent industry changes. The only book of its kind that includes both hands-on labs and MultiSIM computer-simulated labs, Digital Electronics, 5th Edition provides users with opportunities to apply theory in real-world situations while becoming familiar with computer simulation technology.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Digital Design with CPLD Applications and VHDL  (ISBN-10: 1401840302 | ISBN-13: 9781401840303)

This Second Edition continues to use programmable logic as the primary vehicle for teaching digital design principles, and maintains its cutting-edge status by updating to Altera's newest Quartus II software, the most current method of digital design implementation. This Windows-based software allows users to design, test, and program CPLD designs in text-based (VHDL) and graphic (schematic entry) formats. The Second Edition introduces CPLDs earlier in the teaching sequence, laying a solid foundation for more advanced principles without neglecting underlying digital fundamentals such as Boolean algebra, logic minimization, and combinational and sequential circuits. VHDL and Quartus II applications are provided throughout.

List Price = $398.95  | CengageBrain Price = $398.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $300.25

Student Supplements

Introduction to Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418041025 | ISBN-13: 9781418041021)

The perfect introduction to digital concepts, applications, and design, Introduction to Digital Electronics uses a logical organization of topics, clear explanations, and current examples to present key information in a way that is easy to grasp. Unique in its approach, this book covers combinational and sequential logic circuits using CPLDs while still covering circuit design at the gate level using TTL/CMOS devices. The book begins by introducing combinational logic, including detailed explanations for implementing circuits in Altera Quartus II software and CPLDs. The material continues to be presented at the gate level, preparing readers to successfully navigate more complicated areas like functional circuits. Using formal problem-solving concepts, combinational design is then covered, which includes a large combinational design that includes the building and simulation of each component, marking a valuable departure from traditional books in the field which do not cover large-scale design at a combinational level. Additional coverage includes sequential circuits with an emphasis on relevant and useful circuits, and microprocessor and memory concepts.

List Price = $322.95  | CengageBrain Price = $322.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $243.00

Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418020265 | ISBN-13: 9781418020262)

For the latest digital principles, techniques, and hardware, look no further than this up-to-date fifth edition! Practical, easy-to-understand coverage of the basics of digital design is provided, along with information on the necessary hardware to implement the design, and VHDL programming language for programming PLD devices. Everything from basic programming concepts to microprocessors and microcontrollers is featured, with updated coverage of CMOS sub-families and IC packages that reflect recent industry changes. The only book of its kind that includes both hands-on labs and MultiSIM computer-simulated labs, Digital Electronics, 5th Edition provides users with opportunities to apply theory in real-world situations while becoming familiar with computer simulation technology.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Digital Design with CPLD Applications and VHDL  (ISBN-10: 1401840302 | ISBN-13: 9781401840303)

This Second Edition continues to use programmable logic as the primary vehicle for teaching digital design principles, and maintains its cutting-edge status by updating to Altera's newest Quartus II software, the most current method of digital design implementation. This Windows-based software allows users to design, test, and program CPLD designs in text-based (VHDL) and graphic (schematic entry) formats. The Second Edition introduces CPLDs earlier in the teaching sequence, laying a solid foundation for more advanced principles without neglecting underlying digital fundamentals such as Boolean algebra, logic minimization, and combinational and sequential circuits. VHDL and Quartus II applications are provided throughout.

List Price = $398.95  | CengageBrain Price = $398.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $300.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Don A. Meador

Don A. Meador has an MSEE from the University of Missouri-Columbia, MO. He has spent the last 4 1/2 years as an Engineer doing Software Development and has 26 years of experience teaching undergraduate students the use of embedded microprocessors in Industry.