Introduction to VHDL

Course Description

This one-day class is a general introduction to the VHDL language and its use in programmable logic design, covering constructs used in both the simulation and synthesis environments. By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of VHDL so that you can begin creating your own designs, using both behavioral and structural approaches. In the hands-on laboratory sessions, you will get to practice the knowledge you have gained by writing simple but practical designs. You will check your designs by compiling in the Quartus® II software v. 13.1 and simulating in the ModelSim®-Altera® tool.

At Course Completion

You will be able to:

  • Implement basic VHDL constructs
  • Use VHDL design units: entity, architecture, configuration and package
  • Create behavioral and structural models in VHDL

Skills Required

  • Background in digital logic design
  • Knowledge of simulation is a plus
  • Prior knowledge of a programming language (e.g., "C" language) is helpful, but not required
  • No prior knowledge of VHDL or Quartus II software is needed

Follow-on Courses

Upon completing this course, we recommend the following courses (in no particular order):

Related Courses

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Applicable Training Curriculum

This course is part of the following Altera training curriculum:

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