I completely new to this field, although I used to do programming in C++/Python and use Ubuntu/Fedora. I am student of experimental particle physics, more precisely Detector Physics. I have just started learning VHDL, but don't know how to start. I have few question,
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1 - Editor: The one specifically made for VHDL which can recognize VHDL syntax, beautify, indent and highlight VHDL reserved keywords etc.
2 - Compiler: After writing my code I need to compile/run my code to debug, so I need a compiler for VHDL. I don't know if VHDL needs compiler or not.
3 - Simulator: After successful compilation, I want to see its simulation representing as real world phenomenon.
We physicist do most of our work based on simulations. We jump in real world after doing hundreds of simulations. Sometime we need to simulate hardware for our detector before actually start building it, as people do in industry normally.
I guess its pretty precise now.