# Introduction

This guide is an introduction to Rox. Rox is a hardware description language that tries to make it easier to design hardware components. Currently it only supports basic combinational logic, but eventually it should support sequential logic, easy-to-write finite state machines, and more complex pipelines.

Once the Rox program is complete, the rox compiler can be used to translate it to VHDL, which is supported by most hardware vendors. The current version generates entity files which can then be used inside external VHDL code. The generated entities are all synthesizable, so they can be used for both hardware synthesis and simulation.

Although the aim is that you shouldn't need to learn VHDL or Verilog if you know Rox, right now you need to know a little VHDL to use Rox.