UNSIGNED and SIGNED

Definition

Signed and unsigned variables are bit vectors that can be used for mathematical operations. If a variable is a signed, the range (7 downto 0) means a range from -128 to 127. If a variable is an unsigned, the range (7 downto 0) would mean a range from 0 to 255.

Example

SIGNAL counter : UNSIGNED (7 downto 0) := (others => '0');
counter <= counter + 1;
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