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Design an arbiter.


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Let's say we want to take turns to dequeue from two FIFOs. For the first fifo, the interface is vld0, deq0. For the second FIFO, the interface is vld1, deq1. The code can be like this:

assign deq0 = vld0 & (~sel | ~vld1);
assign deq1 = vld1 & ( sel | ~vld0);

assign next_sel = ( (deq0 & ~sel) | (deq1 & sel) ) ? ~sel : sel;

always_ff @(posedge clk)
  if( ~rst)
    sel <= 1'b0;
    sel <= next_sel;

Anonymous on May 29, 2016

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