VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) Documentation

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1. Reference Documents. The applicable issue of the documents cited herein, including their approval dates and dates of any applicable amendments, notices, and revisions, shall be as stated herein.

1.1 VHDL Manual. IEEE Standard VHDL Language Reference Manual, IEEE Std. 1076-1987. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA.

2. VHDL Documentation Format. Each file delivered under contract shall be either VHDL design file, whose entire contents conform to the requirements of the VHDL Language Reference Manual (including the definition of comments), or an auxiliary information file, containing no VHDL design units. Design units which are new with the contractual deliverable shall not be contained in the same design file with the design units which have been previously accepted by the Government. The sequential order of the files of the deliverables shall be:

a. File #1: Names of all files of the deliverable VHDL documentation, named in accordance with the originating host operating system; one file name per record and nothing else (pad with trailing blanks).

b. File #2: High-level prose overview of the VHDL description that cites contract, line item, Contract Data Requirements List sequence number, and summarizes the organization and content of the set of files.

c. File #3: Specification of a sequence for analyzing the VHDL design units of the deliverable that is consistent with the order of analysis rules in the VHDL Language Reference Manual.

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VHDL documentation contains behaviors and structural descriptions of an electronic system, subsystem, or device. The primary purpose of these data items is to document hardware designs in a machine processable, simulatable, and hierarchical format.

This Data Item Description contains the format and content preparation instructions for the data product generated by the specific and discrete task requirement as delineated in the contract.

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