HDL Chip Design

by Wojciech Adam Koszek   ⋅   Nov 7, 2012   ⋅   East Palo Alto, CA

Worth read, but by no means a comprehensive introduction to chip design or Verilog.

This is the best book so far from all books I’ve seen about Verilog.

Don’t get me wrong: it’s “just OK” compare to some computer programming books out there, but in terms of digital design, I can recommend it.

This book showed me direct relationship between the Verilog syntax and actual resulting circuit in the device.

If you have a problem mapping if and else and ternary operators to the hardware, I recommend this book to you.

Covering two HDLs hurt this book a lot–I found skipping VHDL chapters painful, especially that some of the topics explained in one language aren’t explained in another one. Yes, it’s due to syntax, yet I’d like author to show, even by hacking, that basically you can achieve the very same circuits with both languages with a bit of a pain.


If I hadn’t gotten this book, I wouldn’t have written this review. Thank you John!

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About the author: I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek. I like software, business and design. Poland native. In Bay Area since 2010.   More about me