VHSIC Hardware Description Language, aka VHSIC Hardware Description Language, is an actively used programming language created in 1983. VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) is a hardware description language used in electronic design automation to describe digital and mixed-signal systems such as field-programmable gate arrays and integrated circuits. VHDL can also be used as a general purpose parallel programming language.. Read more on Wikipedia...
- VHSIC Hardware Description Language ranks in the top 5% of languages
- the VHSIC Hardware Description Language wikipedia page
- VHSIC Hardware Description Language first appeared in 1983
- file extensions for VHSIC Hardware Description Language include vhdl, vhd, vhf, vhi, vho, vhs, vht and vhw
- See also: verilog, ada, pascal, vhdl-ams, property-specification-language, isbn
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Example code from the Hello World Collection:
--Hello World in VHDL ENTITY helloworld IS END helloworld; ARCHITECTURE hw OF helloworld IS BEGIN ASSERT FALSE REPORT "HELLO, WORLD!" SEVERITY NOTE; END hw;
Example code from Linguist:
-- VHDL example file library ieee; use ieee.std_logic_1164.all; entity inverter is port(a : in std_logic; b : out std_logic); end entity; architecture rtl of inverter is begin b <= not a; end architecture;
Example code from Wikipedia:
process begin wait until START = '1'; -- wait until START is high for i in 1 to 10 loop -- then wait for a few clock periods... wait until rising_edge(CLK); end loop; for i in 1 to 10 loop -- write numbers 1 to 10 to DATA, 1 every cycle DATA <= to_unsigned(i, 8); wait until rising_edge(CLK); end loop; -- wait until the output changes wait on RESULT; -- now raise ACK for clock period ACK <= '1'; wait until rising_edge(CLK); ACK <= '0'; -- and so on... end process;
Last updated August 25th, 2019