O'Reilly logo

FPGAs 101 by Gina Smith

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

1.5. Editor Features

VHDL code is just a text file, meaning you can use any text editor to create your design. However, it is best to use a text editor that provides special HDL coding features, such as syntax color highlighting, language templates, row/column editor, comment/uncomment selected text, indent/unindent selected text, and predefined keyword font convention. There are many different editors, offering various features, so evaluate a few to determine the best fit for you. Following are some of the features often offered and beneficial during developing and editing code.

1.5.1. Syntax Color Highlighting

This occurs when syntax items are displayed or highlighted in a specific color. Syntax items can be keywords (sometimes defined ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required