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Internet VHDL Resources

The following list represents our (subjective) selection of VHDL and EDA/CAD related WWW and ftp-servers. Most public-domain or free VHDL stuff can be found there. For more addresses, try one of the WWW search-engines.

VHDL | VHDL-AMS | Newsgroups


Accellera Systems Initiative: independent, not-for profit organization dedicated to create, support, promote, and advance system-level design, modeling, and verification standards (mainly: SystemC).
IEEE EDA The IEEE Hosted EDA WWW-server, with links to the VHDL working groups, VHDL resources, IEEE standards, International Conferences ...
The working groups provide additional information on specialized topics and drafts. They are accessible via the TWiki:
P1076 VHDL Analysis and Standardization Group
P1076.1 VHDL-AMS
P1647 Functional Verfification Language
P1666.1 SystemC AMS
P1734 Electronic Design Intellectual Property (IP) Quality
P1735 IP Encryption and Use Right Management
P1778 Esterel v7 Language (for system design: mixed HW+SW)
P1800 System Verilog
P1801 Low Power Design
VerilogAMS VerilogAMS
FMF The Free Model Foundry (FMF) provides free VITAL compliant VHDL models. Besides hundreds of standard components and memories, their model list also includes many current commercial parts (e.g. Flash memories, dual-port memories, microcontrollers).
OpenCores From the OpenCores missions statement: 'OPENCORES.ORG is a repository of open source, free IP synthesizable blocks and supplemental prototype boards. Most of our cores are currently under development but some are already available.'


P1076.1 Working group: Analog and Mixed-Signal Extensions to VHDL
The first address for VHDL-AMS.
Southampton VHDL-AMS Validation Suite, Models and Examples

Newsgroup / Discussion forum

comp.lang.vhdl The only VHDL related Usenet newsgroup. Unfortunately, with sub-average signal-to-noise ratio on some topics.
VHDL Forum A new discussion forum for VHDL (in German).