Review of Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL by Michael D Ciletti
Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL is a textbook for advanced courses in digital design for electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science students. The book covers the principles and techniques of designing, verifying and synthesizing digital circuits using the Verilog hardware description language (HDL). The book assumes that the reader has a basic knowledge of logic design and introduces the Verilog language in an integrated and selective manner, only as needed to support design examples. The book also includes appendices for additional language details.
The book is divided into four parts: Part I covers the fundamentals of digital design, such as combinational and sequential logic, finite state machines, arithmetic circuits and timing analysis. Part II introduces the Verilog HDL and its features for modeling, simulation and synthesis of digital systems. Part III presents advanced topics in digital design, such as pipelining, memory systems, bus protocols and system-on-chip design. Part IV provides case studies of real-world applications, such as digital signal processing, image processing and computer architecture.
The book is well-written and organized, with clear explanations, examples and exercises. The book also provides a companion website with additional resources, such as lecture slides, solutions to selected exercises, Verilog code files and links to relevant websites. The book is suitable for both self-study and classroom use, as it provides a comprehensive and practical coverage of digital design with the Verilog HDL.
The book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn or improve their skills in digital design with the Verilog HDL. The book is also useful for professionals who want to update their knowledge or refresh their concepts in this field.
The book also explains the advantages and features of using the Verilog HDL for digital design. Verilog HDL is a general-purpose hardware description language that is easy to learn and easy to use. It is similar in syntax to the C programming language, so designers with C programming experience will find it easy to learn Verilog HDL[^4^]. Verilog HDL allows different levels of abstraction to be mixed in the same model. Thus, a designer can define a hardware model in terms of switches, gates, RTL, or behavioral code. Also, a designer needs to learn only one language for stimulus and hierarchical design. Most popular logic synthesis tools support Verilog HDL[^1^].
The book also compares and contrasts Verilog HDL with other hardware description languages, such as VHDL. VHDL is another widely used hardware description language that is more verbose and rigorous than Verilog HDL. VHDL is more suitable for describing complex systems and verifying their functionality. However, Verilog HDL is more concise and flexible than VHDL, and allows more direct manipulation of bits and vectors[^4^]. The book provides examples and exercises in both Verilog HDL and VHDL to help the reader understand the similarities and differences between them.
In conclusion, Advanced Digital Design with the Verilog HDL by Michael D Ciletti is a comprehensive and practical textbook that covers the principles and techniques of digital design with the Verilog HDL. The book is ideal for advanced students and professionals who want to learn or improve their skills in digital design with the Verilog HDL. The book provides clear explanations, examples and exercises that illustrate the concepts and applications of digital design with the Verilog HDL. aa16f39245