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Old 04-09-2005, 04:33 PM
David Bishop
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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.


This is a myth prepuated by some people and companies that typically
have a vested interest in Verilog or system Verilog.

I have real data from Dataquest that says VHDL is about 50/50 with
Verilog. Verilog has the advantage in ASIC space, and VHDL in FPGA
space. Note that there are MANY more FPGAs being designed than ASICs,
however ASICs are worth much more to the EDA companies than FPGAs are.
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