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VHDL 4.0 offers several improvements
2 April 2008, News

Accellera, the electronics industry organisation focused on Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards, has announced that its members and Board of Directors have approved the VHDL 4.0 standard specification. VHDL 4.0 is a refinement of VHDL 3.0 (approved by Accellera in October 2006) based on feedback from trial implementations. Accellera has immediate plans to release VHDL 4.0 to the IEEE for balloting in 2008 and to support the IEEE 1076-2008 balloting process.

VHDL 4.0 addresses over 90 issues that were discovered during the trial implementation period for the VHDL 3.0 version. These encompass enhancements to major new areas introduced by VHDL 3.0 including generic types, Intellectual Property (IP) protection, Property Specification Language (PSL) integration, VHPI (VHDL Application Programming Interface)) integration, and the introduction of fixed and floating point types.

For more information visit www.accelera.org


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