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NAME

       vst
       VHDL structural subset.

DESCRIPTION

       This document describes the ALLIANCE VHDL subset for structural descriptions.

       The  declaration  part  of  a  structural  description  includes  signal decalarations and
       component declarations.

       An internal signal can be declared of any type supported by the present VHDL subset except
       reg_bit and reg_vector.

       A  component  must  be  declared  with  exactly the same port description as in its entity
       specification. This means that local ports are to be declared with the same name, type and
       kind and in the same order.

       A structural description is a set of component instanciation statements.  Instances' ports
       are connected to each other trough signals in a port map specification. Both explicit  and
       implicit port map specifications are supported by the ALLIANCE VHDL subset.

       The  present  version of the VHDL compiler does not allow unconnected ports (the open mode
       is not supported).

       Only the concatenation operator (&) can be used  in  the  actual  part  (effective  signal
       conntected to a formal port) of a port map specification.

EXAMPLES

       Here is the description of an adder with an accumulator register.

       entity add_accu is
       port (
         clk      : in  bit;
         command  : in  bit;
         data_in  : in  bit_vector (31 downto 0);
         data_out : out bit_vector (31 downto 0);
         cry_out  : out bit;
         vdd      : in  bit;
         vss      : in  bit
         );
       end add_accu;

       architecture structural of add_accu is

       signal eff_data  : bit_vector (31 downto 0);      -- effective operande
       signal adder_out : bit_vector (31 downto 0);      -- adder's result
       signal accu_out  : bit_vector (31 downto 0);      -- accumulator

       component adder
       port (a   : in  bit_vector (31 downto 0);
             b   : in  bit_vector (31 downto 0);
             res : out bit_vector (31 downto 0));
       end component;

       component and_32
       port (a   : in  bit_vector (31 downto 0);
             cmd : in  bit;
             res : out bit_vector (31 downto 0));
       end component;

       component falling_edge_reg
       port (din  : in  bit_vector (31 downto 0);
             clk  : in  bit;
             dout : out bit_vector (31 downto 0));
       end component;

       begin

         my_adder : adder
         port map (a => eff_data, b => accu_out, res => adder_out);

         my_mux   : and_32
         port map (cmd => command, a => accu_out, res => eff_data);

         my_reg   : falling_edge_reg
         port map (din => adder_out, clk => clk, dout => accu_out);

       end;

SEE ALSO

       vhdl(5), vbe(5), asimut(1)