VHDL Circuit Design and FPGAs with VIVADO and MODELSIM
What you'll learn
- Synthesizable VHDL Circuit Design and FPGA programming using VHDL
- VHDL Language for Digital Circuit Design
- Simulation and Synthesis Using VIVADO
- Simulation of VHDL Implementations Using MODELSIM
- FPGA Programming
- Digital logic design
In this course, we will teach VHDL circuit design. The fundamental concepts about VHDL circuit design will be provided. In addition, practical examples using FPGA development boards will be provided. Combinational and clocked logic circuit design will be explained by examples. We will use either VIVADO or MODELSIM platform for the simulation and development of VHDL designs. Some of the written codes will be loaded into FPGA cards for demonstration purposes.
We use MODELSIM for simulation of the VHDL codes. In VHDL circuit design, good knowledge of signal and variable objects is necessary, and the engineer should know the differences between signal and variable objects very well. The most confusing part between the signal and variable objects is that variable objects are updated immediately whereas update of the signal objects is not immediate. Clock division operation and behavior of the signal and variable objects are explained in details using MODELSIM simulations. The behaviors of the combinational and sequential circuits are clarified using MODELSIM simulations.
We use VIVADO platform for simulation and circuit synthesis of the VHDL codes. In fact, it is better to use the MODELSIM platform for simulations and VIVADO platform for circuit synthesis and FPGA programming. We indicate that a VHDL code which can be simulated may not be synthesizable, and we explain this concept providing examples on VIVADO platform. Through the course, we provide many videos explaining VHDL language for circuit design and use of MODELSIM and VIVADO platforms for simulation and circuit synthesis.
Who this course is for:
- Digital design engineers
Prof. Dr. Academic Educator is working in University. He is teaching communication, signal processing, VHDL programming and hardware courses for years. He is interested in VHDL programming of FPGA devices. Prof. Dr. Academic Educator has written 10 text books all related to Electrical and Electronics engineering subjects, such as VHDL programming, coding theory, signal and systems etc.