|HOPCO Bookstore||Computer Aided Engineering - VHDL|
We recently used this book to update a somewhat tarnished skill-set based on now ancient CUPL and ABEL Hardware Design Languages and some more recent experience with Xilinx and Altera MaxII+ synthesis tools.
We found the book to be EXCELLENT! It's totally readable, covers a wide range of topics (though eventually one will want more in-depth treatment of some topics), and is a quick and relatively painless way of getting the basics of VHDL under your belt.
The CDROM included with this book offers a demo version of Accolade's PeakVHDL/FPGA editor/simulator/synthesis tools (one of the authors is founder of Accolade!) and a few other program samplings.
All in all, we'd recommend this book to anyone with some digital design and programming background who wants to get into the arena of VHDL programming.
The next book, though somewhat hard to get (long lead time) offers more in-depth treatment of the subject as well as competing language Verilog.