Digital Design : A Systems Approach (IE-Paperback)

William James Dally , R. Curtis Harting




is introductory textbook provides students with a system-level perspective and the tools they need to understand, analyze and design digital systems. Going beyond the design of simple combinational and sequential modules, it shows how such modules are used to build complete systems, reflecting real-world digital design. All the essential topics are covered, including design and analysis of combinational and sequential modules, as well as system timing and synchronization. It also teaches how to write Verilog HDL in a productive and maintainable style that enables CAD tools to do much of the tedious work. A complete introduction to digital design is given through clear explanations, extensive examples and online Verilog files. The teaching package is completed with lecture slides, labs and a solutions manual for instructors. Assuming no previous digital knowledge, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate digital design courses that will prepare students for modern digital practice.


  Takes a system-level approach that better prepares students for modern digital design in the real world

  Includes all the essential topics, from composition of combinational modules to system timing and synchronization

  Teaches students how to write Verilog HDL in a productive and maintainable style that enables modern CAD tools to do much of the tedious work

Part I. Introduction:
1. The digital abstraction
2. The practice of digital system design
Part II. Combinational Logic:
3. Boolean algebra
4. CMOS logic circuits
5. Delay and power of CMOS circuits
6. Combinational logic design
7. Verilog descriptions of combinational logic
8. Combinational building blocks
9. Combinational examples
Part III. Arithmetic Circuits:
10. Arithmetic circuits
11. Fixed- and floating-point numbers
12. Fast arithmetic circuits
13. Arithmetic examples
Part IV. Synchronous Sequential Logic:
14. Sequential logic
15. Timing constraints
16. Datapath sequential logic
17. Factoring finite-state machines
18. Microcode
19. Sequential examples
Part V. Practical Design:
20. Verification and test
Part VI. System Design:
21. System-level design
22. Interface and system-level timing
23. Pipelines
24. Interconnect
25. Memory systems
Part VII. Asynchronous Logic:
26. Asynchronous sequential circuits
27. Flip-flops
28. Metastability and synchronization failure
29. Synchronizer design


這本介紹性教科書提供學生系統層面的觀點和工具,幫助他們理解、分析和設計數位系統。不僅僅設計簡單的組合和時序模組,還展示了如何使用這些模組來構建完整的系統,反映了真實世界的數位設計。書中涵蓋了所有重要的主題,包括組合和時序模組的設計和分析,以及系統的時序和同步。它還教授如何以高效且易於維護的方式撰寫Verilog HDL,使CAD工具能夠完成大部分繁瑣的工作。通過清晰的解釋、豐富的示例和線上Verilog文件,全面介紹了數位設計。教學套件還包括講義、實驗和解答手冊供教師使用。本教科書假設學生沒有任何數位知識,非常適合準備學生進入現代數位實踐的本科數位設計課程。

- 採用系統層面的方法,更好地為學生準備現代數位設計的實際應用
- 包含所有重要的主題,從組合模組的組成到系統的時序和同步
- 教授學生如何以高效且易於維護的方式撰寫Verilog HDL,使現代CAD工具能夠完成大部分繁瑣的工作

1. 數位抽象
2. 數位系統設計實踐
3. 布林代數
4. CMOS邏輯電路
5. CMOS電路的延遲和功耗
6. 組合邏輯設計
7. Verilog對組合邏輯的描述
8. 組合建構塊
9. 組合範例
10. 算術電路
11. 固定點和浮點數
12. 快速算術電路
13. 算術範例
14. 連續時序邏輯