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Old 04-04-2005, 05:28 PM
Duane Clark
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Default Re: VHDL language of choice?

Herb T wrote:
> Folks,
> I was talking to some electronics buffs on a chat channel, and they
> were telling me that only Universities and DOD uses VHDL. I thought it
> was hogwash, but wanted to find out if many commercial companies are
> using the language earnestly. The resident HDL expert was saying
> verilog is the language of choice these days. Is that true? I
> personally prefer VHDL because the I already have too many reference
> materials on how to use it.


I was somewhat surprised when I received Xilinx EDK, and all the cores
included with it (numbering 50-75 I would say) were written in VHDL. I
was even more surprised when I discovered that all the bit vectors were
written as std_logic_vector(0 to n) (instead of downto)!
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