Given two integers, `A`

and `B`

, derives all the possible arithmetic
predictates (equal, greater-than, less-than-equal, etc...) as both signed
and unsigned comparisons.

This code implements "*How the Computer Sets the Comparison Predicates*" in
Section 2-12 of Henry S. Warren, Jr.'s Hacker's
Delight, which describes how to compute all the
integer comparisons, based on the condition flags generated after
a (2's-complement) subtraction `A-B`

.

`default_nettype none module Arithmetic_Predicates_Binary #( parameter WORD_WIDTH = 0 ) ( input wire [WORD_WIDTH-1:0] A, input wire [WORD_WIDTH-1:0] B, output reg A_eq_B, output reg A_lt_B_unsigned, output reg A_lte_B_unsigned, output reg A_gt_B_unsigned, output reg A_gte_B_unsigned, output reg A_lt_B_signed, output reg A_lte_B_signed, output reg A_gt_B_signed, output reg A_gte_B_signed ); localparam ZERO = {WORD_WIDTH{1'b0}}; initial begin A_eq_B = 1'b0; A_lt_B_unsigned = 1'b0; A_lte_B_unsigned = 1'b0; A_gt_B_unsigned = 1'b0; A_gte_B_unsigned = 1'b0; A_lt_B_signed = 1'b0; A_lte_B_signed = 1'b0; A_gt_B_signed = 1'b0; A_gte_B_signed = 1'b0; end

First, let's subtract B from A, and get the the carry-out and overflow bits.

wire [WORD_WIDTH-1:0] difference; wire carry_out; wire overflow_signed; Adder_Subtractor_Binary #( .WORD_WIDTH (WORD_WIDTH) ) subtraction ( .add_sub (1'b1), // 0/1 -> A+B/A-B .carry_in (1'b0), .A (A), .B (B), .sum (difference), .carry_out (carry_out), // verilator lint_off PINCONNECTEMPTY .carries (), // verilator lint_on PINCONNECTEMPTY .overflow (overflow_signed) );

We now have enough information to compute all the arithmetic predicates. Note that in 2's-complement subtraction, the meaning of the carry-out bit is reversed, and that special care must be taken for signed comparisons to distinguish the carry-out from an overflow. This code takes advantage of the sequential evaluation of blocking assignments in a Verilog procedural block to re-use and optimize the logic expressions.

reg negative = 1'b0; always @(*) begin negative = (difference[WORD_WIDTH-1] == 1'b1); A_eq_B = (difference == ZERO); A_lt_B_unsigned = (carry_out == 1'b0); A_lte_B_unsigned = (A_lt_B_unsigned == 1'b1) || (A_eq_B == 1'b1); A_gte_B_unsigned = (carry_out == 1'b1); A_gt_B_unsigned = (A_gte_B_unsigned == 1'b1) && (A_eq_B == 1'b0); A_lt_B_signed = (negative != overflow_signed); A_lte_B_signed = (A_lt_B_signed == 1'b1) || (A_eq_B == 1'b1); A_gte_B_signed = (negative == overflow_signed); A_gt_B_signed = (A_gte_B_signed == 1'b1) && (A_eq_B == 1'b0); end endmodule