Hardware Description Language

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hardware description language

[′här‚dwer di′skrip·shən ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A computer language that facilitates the documentation, design, and manufacturing of digital systems, particularly very large-scale integrated circuits, and combines program verification techniques with expert system design methodologies.
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Hardware Description Language

(HDL) A kind of language used for the conceptual design of integrated circuits. Examples are VHDL and Verilog.
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The MIMIC hardware description language is a reality and has already had some successes, such as the full cooperation of industry and the diversity of participants in the MHDL Working Group.
Combinational Division Algorithm, approach to use floating point numbers and implementation of look-up tables to provide values of trigonometric function (cosine, inverse cosine etc) in Very High Speed Integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language is briefly introduced.
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He is not fond of it, but must confess that it is still probably the best hardware description language for logic synthesis on the block.
In this supplementary text for an introductory digital systems course or an advanced project-oriented course, Chu (electrical and computer engineering, Cleveland State U.) adopts a learning by doing approach to HDL (hardware description language) and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) devices to construct sophisticated digital systems.
The MathWorks' Simulink[R] HDL Coder automatically generates synthesizable hardware description language (HDL) code from models created in the company's Simulink and Stateflow[R] software.
FPGAs are typically used by experts in very high speed integrated circuit (VHSIC) hardware description language (VHDL) or other FPGA programming languages when applications require custom digital I/O, advanced timing and triggering, and onboard decision making.
The Quartus II version 2.0 design software automatically recognizes arithmetic functions in hardware description language (HDL)-based and library of parameterized module (LPM)-based design formats, and targets them for implementation in DSP blocks.
has started offering electronic versions of its Hardware Description Language (HDL) Quick Reference Cards on several handheld devices running the Palm OS and the Microsoft Windows CE operating systems.
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Cavanagh (Santa Clara University) introduces the language elements and expressions of the Verilog hardware description language (HDL) for simulating digital systems, and explains the dataflow, behavioral, and structural modeling constructs.

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