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[ Team LiB ] 12.1 UDP basics In this section, we describe parts of a UDP definition and rules for UDPs. 12.1.1 Parts of UDP Definition Figure 12-1 shows the distinct parts of a basic UDP definition in pseudo syntax form. For details, see the formal syntax definition described in Appendix

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  1. [ Team LiB ] 12.1 UDP basics In this section, we describe parts of a UDP definition and rules for UDPs. 12.1.1 Parts of UDP Definition Figure 12-1 shows the distinct parts of a basic UDP definition in pseudo syntax form. For details, see the formal syntax definition described in Appendix , Formal Syntax Definition. Figure 12-1 Parts of UDP Definition //UDP name and terminal list primitive ( (only one allowed) ); //Terminal declarations output ; input ; reg ;(optional; only for sequential UDP) // UDP initialization (optional; only for sequential UDP initial = ; //UDP state table table endtable //End of UDP definition endprimitive A UDP definition starts with the keyword primitive. The primitive name, output terminal, and input terminals are specified. Terminals are declared as output or input in the terminal declarations section. For a sequential UDP, the output terminal is declared as a
  2. reg. For sequential UDPs, there is an optional initial statement that initializes the output terminal of the UDP. The UDP state table is most important part of the UDP. It begins with the keyword table and ends with the keyword endtable. The table defines how the output will be computed from the inputs and current state. The table is modeled as a lookup table. and the table entries resemble entries in a logic truth table. Primitive definition is completed with the keyword endprimitive. 12.1.2 UDP Rules UDP definitions follow certain rules: 1. UDPs can take only scalar input terminals (1 bit). Multiple input terminals are permitted. 2. UDPs can have only one scalar output terminal (1 bit). The output terminal must always appear first in the terminal list. Multiple output terminals are not allowed. 3. In the declarations section, the output terminal is declared with the keyword output. Since sequential UDPs store state, the output terminal must also be declared as a reg. 4. The inputs are declared with the keyword input. 5. The state in a sequential UDP can be initialized with an initial statement. This statement is optional. A 1-bit value is assigned to the output, which is declared as reg. 6. The state table entries can contain values 0, 1, or x. UDPs do not handle z values. z values passed to a UDP are treated as x values. 7. UDPs are defined at the same level as modules. UDPs cannot be defined inside modules. They can be instantiated only inside modules. UDPs are instantiated exactly like gate primitives. 8. UDPs do not support inout ports. Both combinational and sequential UDPs must follow the above rules. In the following sections, we will discuss the details of combinational and sequential UDPs. [ Team LiB ] [ Team LiB ] 12.2 Combinational UDPs Combinational UDPs take the inputs and produce the output value by looking up the corresponding entry in the state table. 12.2.1 Combinational UDP Definition
  3. The state table is the most important part of the UDP definition. The best way to explain a state table is to take the example of an and gate modeled as a UDP. Instead of using the and gate provided by Verilog, let us define our own and gate primitive and call it udp_and. Example 12-1 Primitive udp_and //Primitive name and terminal list primitive udp_and(out, a, b); //Declarations output out; //must not be declared as reg for combinational UDP input a, b; //declarations for inputs. //State table definition; starts with keyword table table //The following comment is for readability only //Input entries of the state table must be in the //same order as the input terminal list. // a b : out; 0 0 : 0; 0 1 : 0; 1 0 : 0; 1 1 : 1; endtable //end state table definition endprimitive //end of udp_and definition Compare parts of udp_and defined above with the parts discussed in Figure 12-1. The missing parts are that the output is not declared as reg and the initial statement is absent. Note that these missing parts are used only for sequential UDPs, which are discussed later in the chapter. ANSI C style declarations for UDPs are also supported. This style allows the declarations of a primitive port to be combined with the port list. Example 12-2 shows an example of an ANSI C style UDP declaration. Example 12-2 ANSI C Style UDP Declaration //Primitive name and terminal list primitive udp_and(output out, input a,
  4. input b); -- -- endprimitive //end of udp_and definition 12.2.2 State Table Entries In order to understand how state table entries are specified, let us take a closer look at the state table for udp_and. Each entry in the state table in a combinational UDP has the following pseudosyntax: ..... : ; Note the following points about state table entries: 1. The values in a state table entry must appear in the same order as they appear in the input terminal list. It is important to keep this in mind while designing UDPs, because designers frequently make mistakes in the input order and get incorrect results. 2. Inputs and output are separated by a ":". 3. A state table entry ends with a ";". 4. All possible combinations of inputs, where the output produces a known value, must be explicitly specified. Otherwise, if a certain combination occurs and the corresponding entry is not in the table, the output is x. Use of default x output is frequently used in commercial models. Note that the table for udp_and does not handle the case when a or b is x. In the Verilog and gate, if a = x and b = 0, the result should be 0, but udp_and will give an x as output because the corresponding entry was not found in the state table, that is, the state table was incompletely specified. To understand how to completely specify all possible combinations in a UDP, let us define our own or gate udp_or, which completely specifies all possible cases. The UDP definition for udp_or is shown in Example 12-3. Example 12-3 Primitive udp_or primitive udp_or(out, a, b); output out; input a, b; table // a b : out; 0 0 : 0;
  5. 0 1 : 1; 1 0 : 1; 1 1 : 1; x 1 : 1; 1 x : 1; endtable endprimitive Notice that the above example covers all possible combinations of a and b where the output is not x. The value z is not allowed in a UDP. The z values on inputs are treated as x values. 12.2.3 Shorthand Notation for Don't Cares In the above example, whenever one input is 1, the result of the OR operation is 1, regardless of the value of the other input. The ? symbol is used for a don't care condition. A ? symbol is automatically expanded to 0, 1, or x. The or gate described above can be rewritten with the ? symbol. primitive udp_or(out, a, b); output out; input a, b; table // a b : out; 0 0 : 0; 1 ? : 1; //? expanded to 0, 1, x ? 1 : 1; //? expanded to 0, 1, x 0 x : x; x 0 : x; endtable endprimitive 12.2.4 Instantiating UDP Primitives Having discussed how to define combinational UDPs, let us take a look at how UDPs are instantiated. UDPs are instantiated exactly like Verilog gate primitives. Let us design a 1- bit full adder with the udp_and and udp_or primitives defined earlier. The 1-bit full adder code shown in Example 12-4 is identical to Example 5-7 on page 75 except that the standard Verilog primitives and and or primitives are replaced with udp_and and upd_or
  6. primitives. Example 12-4 Instantiation of udp Primitives // Define a 1-bit full adder module fulladd(sum, c_out, a, b, c_in); // I/O port declarations output sum, c_out; input a, b, c_in; // Internal nets wire s1, c1, c2; // Instantiate logic gate primitives xor (s1, a, b);//use Verilog primitive udp_and (c1, a, b); //use UDP xor (sum, s1, c_in); //use Verilog primitive udp_and (c2, s1, c_in); //use UDP udp_or (c_out, c2, c1);//use UDP endmodule 12.2.5 Example of a Combinational UDP We discussed two small examples of combinational UDPs: udp_and and udp_or. Let us design a bigger combinational UDP, a 4-to-1 multiplexer. A 4-to-1 multiplexer was designed with gates in Section 5.1.4, Examples. In this section, we describe the multiplexer as a UDP. Note that the multiplexer is ideal because it has only one output terminal. The block diagram and truth table for the multiplexer are shown in Figure 12-2. Figure 12-2. 4-to-1 Multiplexer with UDP
  7. The multiplexer has six inputs and one output. The Verilog UDP description for the multiplexer is shown in Example 12-5. Example 12-5 Verilog Description of 4-to-1 Multiplexer with UDP // 4-to-1 multiplexer. Define it as a primitive primitive mux4_to_1 ( output out, input i0, i1, i2, i3, s1, s0); table // i0 i1 i2 i3, s1 s0 : out 1 ? ? ? 0 0 :1; 0 ? ? ? 0 0 :0; ? 1 ? ? 0 1 :1; ? 0 ? ? 0 1 :0; ? ? 1 ? 1 0 :1; ? ? 0 ? 1 0 :0; ? ? ? 1 1 1 :1; ? ? ? 0 1 1 :0; ? ? ? ? x ? :x; ? ? ? ? ? x :x; endtable endprimitive It is important to note that the state table becomes large very quickly as the number of inputs increases. Memory requirements to simulate UDPs increase exponentially with the number of inputs to the UDP. However, UDPs offer a convenient feature to implement an arbitrary function whose truth table is known, without extracting actual logic and by using logic gates to implement the circuit. The stimulus shown in Example 12-6 is applied to test the multiplexer.
  8. Example 12-6 Stimulus for 4-to-1 Multiplexer with UDP // Define the stimulus module (no ports) module stimulus; // Declare variables to be connected // to inputs reg IN0, IN1, IN2, IN3; reg S1, S0; // Declare output wire wire OUTPUT; // Instantiate the multiplexer mux4_to_1 mymux(OUTPUT, IN0, IN1, IN2, IN3, S1, S0); // Stimulate the inputs initial begin // set input lines IN0 = 1; IN1 = 0; IN2 = 1; IN3 = 0; #1 $display("IN0= %b, IN1= %b, IN2= %b, IN3= %b\n",IN0,IN1,IN2,IN3); // choose IN0 S1 = 0; S0 = 0; #1 $display("S1 = %b, S0 = %b, OUTPUT = %b \n", S1, S0, OUTPUT); // choose IN1 S1 = 0; S0 = 1; #1 $display("S1 = %b, S0 = %b, OUTPUT = %b \n", S1, S0, OUTPUT); // choose IN2 S1 = 1; S0 = 0; #1 $display("S1 = %b, S0 = %b, OUTPUT = %b \n", S1, S0, OUTPUT); // choose IN3 S1 = 1; S0 = 1; #1 $display("S1 = %b, S0 = %b, OUTPUT = %b \n", S1, S0, OUTPUT); end endmodule The output of the simulation is shown below.
  9. IN0= 1, IN1= 0, IN2= 1, IN3= 0 S1 = 0, S0 = 0, OUTPUT = 1 S1 = 0, S0 = 1, OUTPUT = 0 S1 = 1, S0 = 0, OUTPUT = 1 S1 = 1, S0 = 1, OUTPUT = 0 [ Team LiB ]
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