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Digital Design and Computer Architecture

About this companion site

This site includes:

  • Solutions to odd-numbered exercises (PDF)
  • HDL for textbook examples and odd-numbered exercise solutions (V/VHD)
  • Lecture Slides (PPT)
  • Lab Materials (DOC, V, VHD, ASM)
  • Sample Syllabus (DOC)
  • Errata sheet (PDF)

Computer-aided Design Software

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Synplicity is pleased to offer commercial software tools for use for teaching and not-for-profit research in conjunction with David Money Harris and Sarah L. Harris's Digital Design and Computer Architecture. These tools allow tomorrow's designers the ability to gain valuable experience with the latest methodologies and technologies and state-of-the-art EDA solutions. Please visit www.synplicity.com/university and you will have access to the following valuable information on Synplicity and Synplicity's Software solutions:

  • Synplify Pro Demo, Training Materials, User Guide &Other Information
  • Free Synplicity Tools for instructors at accredited universities
  • Synplicity Application Notes
  • Synplicity Product Demos & Other Information
  • Synplicity Interships & Careers

FREE Synplicity tools for classroom and laboratory usage are available for instructors who register at textbooks.elsevier.com/9780123704979. After registering, please visit the instructor page for this book for more details.


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    Solutions to odd-numbered exercises

    Solutions to odd-numbered exercises are available below. (Solutions to even-numbered exercises are available to instructors who register at textbooks.elsevier.com/9780123704979)

    Course Materials

    Click the links below to access HDL for textbook examples and odd-numbered exercise solutions (V/VHD), lecture slides (PPT), lab materials (DOC, V, VHD, ASM), and a sample syllabus (DOC)

    Errata sheet

    The Errata Sheet is available here.


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