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Sequential Logic and Verilog HDL Fundamentals

By Joseph Cavanagh Copyright 2016
    860 Pages 822 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Sequential Logic and Verilog HDL Fundamentals discusses the analysis and synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous sequential machines. These machines are implemented using Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL), in accordance with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard: 1364-1995.

    The book concentrates on sequential logic design with a focus on the design of various Verilog HDL projects. Emphasis is placed on structured and rigorous design principles that can be applied to practical applications. Each step of the analysis and synthesis procedures is clearly delineated. Each method that is presented is expounded in sufficient detail with accompanying examples. Many analysis and synthesis examples use mixed-logic symbols incorporating both positive- and negative-input logic gates for NAND (not AND) and NOR (not OR) logic, while other examples utilize only positive-input logic gates. The use of mixed logic parallels the use of these symbols in the industry.

    The book is intended to be a tutorial, and as such, is comprehensive and self-contained. All designs are carried through to completion—nothing is left unfinished or partially designed. Each chapter contains numerous problems of varying complexity to be designed by the reader using Verilog HDL design techniques. The Verilog HDL designs include the design module, the test bench module that tests the design for correct functionality, the outputs obtained from the test bench, and the waveforms obtained from the test bench.

    Sequential Logic and Verilog HDL Fundamentals presents Verilog HDL with numerous design examples to help the reader thoroughly understand this popular hardware description language. The book is designed for practicing electrical engineers, computer engineers, and computer scientists; for graduate students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science; and for senior-level undergraduate students.

    Introduction to Verilog HDL
    Built-In Primitives
    User-Defined Primitives
    Dataflow Modeling
    Behavioral Modeling
    Structural Modeling

    Synthesis of Synchronous Sequential Machines 1 Using Verilog HDL
    Synchronous Registers
    Synchronous Counters
    Moore Machines
    Mealy Machines
    Moore–Mealy Equivalence
    Output Glitches

    Synthesis of Synchronous Sequential Machines 2 Using Verilog HDL
    Multiplexers for δ Next-State Logic
    Decoders for λ Output Logic
    Programmable Logic Devices
    Iterative Networks
    Error Detection in Synchronous Sequential Machines

    Synthesis of Asynchronous Sequential Machines Using Verilog HDL
    Synthesis Examples

    Synthesis of Pulse-Mode Asynchronous Sequential Machines Using Verilog HDL
    Synthesis Examples

    Appendix A: Event Queue

    Appendix B: Verilog Project Procedure

    Appendix C: Answers to Select Problems


    Joseph Cavanagh is an adjunct professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Santa Clara University, California, USA. He is the author of several textbooks, including Computer Arithmetic and Verilog HDL Fundamentals (2009), Digital Design and Verilog HDL Fundamentals (2008), Verilog HDL: Digital Design and Modeling (2007), and Sequential Logic: Analysis and Synthesis (2006), as well as a novel, The Computer Conspiracy.

    "… thorough coverage of counter design. … [a] good introductory text for Verilog."
    —Parag K. Lala, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA

    "For the reader looking to succeed with understanding both the foundation of the principles of sequential logic along with the ability to apply these principles using Verilog HDL, this text is a guarantee to achieve those goals."
    —Geri Lamble, Santa Clara University, California, USA