Developers queried on VHDL evolution

Experts at VHDL International in Santa Clara, Calif., are releasing results of an industry poll devised to help determine how the VHSIC Hardware Description Language - better known as VHDL - should evolve. The survey of readers of the VHDL International quarterly publication "VHDL Times" found that designers predominantly use VHDL at the system level and before synthesis to verify designs. A follow-up question found that 50 percent of respondents use VHDL with vendor-supplied VITAL libraries for

Dec 1st, 1997

Experts at VHDL International in Santa Clara, Calif., are releasing results of an industry poll devised to help determine how the VHSIC Hardware Description Language - better known as VHDL - should evolve. The survey of readers of the VHDL International quarterly publication "VHDL Times" found that designers predominantly use VHDL at the system level and before synthesis to verify designs. A follow-up question found that 50 percent of respondents use VHDL with vendor-supplied VITAL libraries for post-synthesis verification. The remaining use other solutions. About 200 of the 6,000 readers of "VHDL Times," responded the survey. - J.K.

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