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What is synthesis in VHDL?

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A VHDL program is written to realize an electronic circuit, system or design. After simulating the code, one needs to dump it into an FPGA or CPLD. This programmable logic device, after dumping, act like the designed system. The inter connections of these devices need to be made as per the code. This means that that a program code which might be logic based now needs to be converted into a physically realizable structure. This involves building a physical structure within an FPGA or CPLD. This process involves converting the VHDL code into a format that can be understood by FPGA or CPLD. Converting our code into 1s and 0s that suit the FPGA or CPLD structure is called synthesis.

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