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This ninth edition of Digital Electronics: A Practical Approach with VHDL provides the fundamentals of digital circuitry to students in engineering and technology curricula. The digital circuits are introduced using fixed-function 7400 ICs and evolve into FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) programmed with VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language). (Note: Those schools not wishing to develop logic using VHDL and FPGAs can completely skip those sections of the textbook without affecting the continuity of the remainder of the text, which describes logic design and implementation using 7400-series ICs.) Coverage begins with the basic logic gates used to perform arithmetic operations and proceeds through sequential logic and memory circuits used to interface to modern PCs. Professor Kleitz uses his vast experience of teaching electronics online and in class from his best-selling textbooks to know what it takes for an entry-level student to be brought up to speed in this emerging field. It was important to design this new textbook to present practical examples, be easy to read, and provide all of the information necessary for motivated students to teach themselves this new subject matter. This makes it ideal for learning in an online environment as well as from conventional inclass lectures.
Digital electronic ICs (integrated circuits) and FPGAs are the “brains” behind common microprocessor-based systems such as those found in automobiles, personal computers, and automated factory control systems. The most exciting recent development in this field is that students now have the choice to design, simulate, and implement their circuits using a programming language called VHDL instead of wiring individual gates and devices to achieve the required function. Each topic area in this text consistently follows a very specific sequence of steps,making the transition rom problem definition, to practical example, to logic IC implementation,to VHDL and FPGA mplementation. To accomplish this, the text first introduces the theory of operation of the digital logic and then implements the design in integrated circuit form (see Figure P–1). Once the fixed-function IC logic is thoroughly explained, the next step is to implement the design as a graphic design file and then to implement it using the VHDL hardware descriptive language, all within the free version of the Altera Quartus® II development software. Several examples are used to bolster the student’s understanding of the subject before moving on to system-level design and troubleshooting applications of the logic. This step-by-step method has proven over the years to be the most effective method to build the fundamental understanding of digital electronics before proceeding to implement the logic design in VHDL.
The Altera Quartus® II software is a free download that allows students to either graphically design their circuit by drawing the logic (using logic gates or 7400 macrofunctions) or use VHDL to define their logic. The design can then be simulated on a PC before using the same software to download the logic to an FPGA on one of the commercially available FPGA programmer boards, such as the Altera DE2 illustrated in this text.
New to the Ninth Edition:
The first eight editions were developed from an accumulation of 28 years of class notes. Teaching online from the eighth edition for the past 3 years has given me the opportunity to review several suggestions from my students and other faculty regarding such things as improving a circuit diagram, clarifying an explanation, and redesigning an application to make it easier to duplicate in lab.
More than 140 schools have adopted the eighth edition. To write the ninth edition, I have taken advantage of the comments from these schools as well as my own experience and market research to develop an even more practical and easier-to-learn-from textbook.
In addition to rewriting several of the examples and applications based on my classroom and online teaching experience, I have added the following material:
• Greatly expanded coverage of programmable logic devices
• Steps involved in converting from 7400-series ICs to FPGAs
• Beginning- and intermediate-level VHDL programming taught by example
(Note: VHDL and FPGA coverage is optional, and its omission will not affect
the remainder of the text.)
• New basic and intermediate-level problem sets
• New MultiSIM® examples and problems to help facilitate online learning and
• Real-world and “green” applications
• Several new and revised annotated figures
• WWW references throughout