《Fundamentals of Digital Logic With VHDL Design》 teaches the basic design techniques for logic circuits. It emphasizes the synthesis of circuits and explains how circuits are implemented in real chips.
Fundamental concepts are illustrated by using small examples, which are easy to understand. Then, a modular approach is used to show how larger circuits are designed. VHDL is used to demonstrate how the basic building blocks and larger systems are defined in a hardware description language, producing designs that can be implemented with modern CAD tools.
The book emphasizes the concepts that should be covered in an introductory course on logic design, focusing on: Logic functions, gates, and rules of Boolean algebra; Circuit synthesis and optimization techniques; Number representation and arithmetic circuits; Combinational-circuit building blocks, such as multiplexers, decoders, encoders, and code converters; Sequential-circuit building blocks, such as flip-flops, registers, and counters; Design of synchronous sequential circuits; And use of the basic building blocks in designing larger systems