BOOKS & TUTORIALS

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FREE RANGE VHDL - BOOK

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  • Description

    This book is a fundamental guide to develop the skills necessary to write powerful VHDL code. The approach taken by this book is to provide only what you need to know to get up and running quickly in VHDL. As with all learning, once you have obtained and applied some useful information, it is much easier to build on what you know as opposed to continually adding information that is not directly applicable to the subjects at hand.

    This book was written with the intention of being freely available to everybody. To support our work, a paperback version can be purchased from our on-line store. Alternatively, please consider a donation.

    VHDL is an extremely powerful tool. The more you understand as you work and study with VHDL, the more it will enhance your learning experience independently of your particular area of interest. The concept of using software to design hardware that is controlled by software will definitely provide you with endless hours of contemplation.

  • Specifications
    • Book Title: Free Range VHDL. The no-frills guide to writing powerful code for your digital implementations.
    • Pages: approx. 200.
    • Authors: Bryan Mealy, Fabrizio Tappero.
    • License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Unported License.
    • Last update: 2015.
    • Additional Info: The TEX files and the PDF file of the book are available from our Github repository.

XuLA 2 REFERENCE MANUAL

  • Description

    No electronics hardware can be really exceptional without a proper Reference Manual that allows you to use it.

    This is the XuLA 2 Reference Manual.

  • Specifications
    • Book Title: XuLA2 Reference Manual.

    • Authors: Dave Vandenbour.

    • License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Unported License.

    • Last update: 2015.

    • Additional Info: Free PDF and libreoffice files available for download.


DIGITAL MCLOGIC DESIGN

  • Description

    This text presents introductory digital logic design concepts and introductory VHDL modeling concepts. This book focuses on block-level design and has removed many of the unimportant low-level digital design details typically found in introductory digital design texts. This book results from the authors’ experience from working with students and teaching digital logic design.

  • Specifications
    • Book Title: Digital McLogic Design.

    • Authors: Bryan J. Mealy, James T. Mealy.

    • License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Unported License.

    • Last update: 2013.

    • Additional Info: Free PDF available for download.


THE SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEER'S GUIDE TO DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • Description

    The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing, by Steven W. Smith, is a practical introduction to digital signal processing. Covering a wide range of topics, this book is an ideal text for those interested in signal processing and an excellent reference for more experienced users. The 620 pages of the electronic version of this book are available free of charge.

  • Specifications
    • Book Title: The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing.

    • Authors: Steven W. Smith.

    • License: http://www.dspguide.com/copyrite.htm

    • Last update: -.

    • Additional Info: Free PDF available for download.