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      10-25-2004
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      10-26-2004
HDL Book Seller wrote:
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> *** VHDL Coding Styles and Methodologies, 2nd ed -- 66% off!
> Comprehensive VHDL reference text by Ben Cohen, noted VHDL guru
> Sale price: $52.00 (save $99.50 off the regular Amazon price!)
> http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/...864309-3424823


Anyone have this book? How do you like it? I think the "regular" price
is a bit absurd, but the $52 price seems typical for a VHDL book. I
know that Ben Cohen is an expert at VHDL and helped write the standard.
But I don't know if his books are good.

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Rob Young
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      10-27-2004
rickman <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>...
> HDL Book Seller wrote:
> >
> > *** VHDL Coding Styles and Methodologies, 2nd ed -- 66% off!
> > Comprehensive VHDL reference text by Ben Cohen, noted VHDL guru
> > Sale price: $52.00 (save $99.50 off the regular Amazon price!)
> > http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/...864309-3424823

>
> Anyone have this book? How do you like it? I think the "regular" price
> is a bit absurd, but the $52 price seems typical for a VHDL book. I
> know that Ben Cohen is an expert at VHDL and helped write the standard.
> But I don't know if his books are good.
>
> --
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> Rick "rickman" Collins

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I bought Ben Cohen's book, from HDL Book Seller too. I was happy with
HDL's price and shipping.

Ben Cohen's book has loads of good stuff, such as synthesizable vs.
non-synthesiziable coding suggestions, the "rules" and syntax of VHDL
and so on. Also he has "homework" problems.

I only have 2 complaints about the book. First I have found (and I'm
sorry I don't have the book at my desk to give specific pages) that
there will be a footnote number given in the text but NO FOOTNOTE at
the bottom of the page or on near-by pages. Second, I feel the book
could benefit from a redesign of the layout and graphics. For some
reason, the combination of fonts, spacing and layout makes some pages
very hard to read. That may just be me developing Adult Attention
Deficit Disorder, but it just doesn't "flow" well in places.

Otherwise, between Ben's book (more recent and with good practical
advice for simulation and synthesis) and Kevin Skahill's book (older,
so some of the VHDL syntax is a bit dated) I think I finally have a
grasp on VHDL.

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      10-27-2004
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 01:08:41 -0400, rickman <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>HDL Book Seller wrote:
>>
>> *** VHDL Coding Styles and Methodologies, 2nd ed -- 66% off!
>> Comprehensive VHDL reference text by Ben Cohen, noted VHDL guru
>> Sale price: $52.00 (save $99.50 off the regular Amazon price!)
>> http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/...864309-3424823

>
>Anyone have this book? How do you like it? I think the "regular" price
>is a bit absurd, but the $52 price seems typical for a VHDL book. I
>know that Ben Cohen is an expert at VHDL and helped write the standard.
>But I don't know if his books are good.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Rickman

I have it and find it written much like a college textbook. SO in that
aspect it can be a difficult read for one exposed to VHDL for the
first time and not familiar with college t ype textbooks. He does give
exercises in the chapter and companion CD has some nice extras on it
as well as complete code for teh examples used in the text. Cohen does
go out of the way to point out the major difference between VHDL 87
and VHdl 93 syntax. He shows examples of code fragments that will
cause problems and what will provide trouble free synthesis. What
helped me was the sections on how to avoid the inference of registers
when one does not want them. He also stresses coding techniques for
readability. Overall it is a good reference book and at the price
being offered not to bad. I bougth it at an overstock price like the
one listed.

It does help in teaching VHDL and how it applies to overall design. If
one is doing primarily VHDL for FPGAs then the text along with
documentation from the vendor become a powerful set of documents.

I would reccomend it as a good reference book to have on one's shelf.

james
 
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