A major objective of this book is to fill the gap between traditional logic design principles and logic design/optimization techniques used in practice. Over the last two decades several techniques for computer-aided design and optimization of logic circuits have been developed. However, underlying theories of these techniques are inadequately covered or not covered at all in undergraduate text books. This book covers not only the "classical" material found in current text books but also selected materials that modern logic designers need to be familiar with.
From underlying principles to implementation—a thorough introduction to digital logic design
With this book, readers discover the connection between logic design principles and theory and the logic design and optimization techniques used in practice. Therefore, they not only learn how to implement current design techniques, but also how these techniques were developed and why they work. With a deeper understanding of the underlying principles, readers become better problem-solvers when faced with new and difficult digital design challenges.
Principles of Modern Digital Design begins with an examination of number systems and binary code followed by the fundamental concepts of digital logic. Next, readers advance to combinational logic design. Armed with this foundation, they are then introduced to VHDL, a powerful language used to describe the function of digital circuits and systems.
All the major topics needed for a thorough understanding of modern digital design are presented, including:
Fundamentals of synchronous sequential circuits and synchronous sequential circuit design
Combinational logic design using VHDL
Sequential circuit design using VHDL
Asynchronous sequential circuits
VHDL-based logic design examples are provided throughout the book to illustrate both the underlying principles and practical design applications. Each chapter is followed by exercises that enable readers to put their skills into practice by solving realistic digital design problems. An accompanying dvd-ROM with Quartus II software enables readers to replicate the book's examples and perform the exercises.
This book can be used for either a two- or one-semester course for undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering and computer science. Its thorough explanation of theory, coupled with examples and exercises, enables both students and practitioners to master and implement modern digital design techniques with confidence.
About the Author
Parag K. Lala, PhD, DSc(Eng), is the Cary and Lois Patterson Chair of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Lala is the author of five books, including Fault-Tolerant and Fault-Testable Hardware Design and Practical Digital Logic Design and Testing. Dr. Lala was named a Fellow of the IEEE for "contributions to the development of self-checking logic and associated checker design." He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom.