Binary Demultiplexer

Connects the word_in input port to one of the words in the words_out output port, as selected by the output_port_selector binary address, and raises the corresponding valid bit in the valids_out output port. If the output_port_selector value is greater than the number of output words specified by the OUTPUT_COUNT parameter, then none of the valids_out bits will be set.

Implementation Options

Set the BROADCAST parameter to 1 to simply replicate and connect word_in to each word in words_out, without any logic. The valid bit will indicate which downstream logic should accept the data, and other logic can snoop the data if that's part of your larger design.

Set the BROADCAST parameter to 0 to send word_in to only the selected word in words_out, whose valid bit is set. All other output words are annulled to zero. If no valid bit is set, all output words stay at zero.

Not broadcasting the input to the output costs some logic, but less than it appears from a standalone synthesis of the demultiplexer: the inferred Annullers will very likely disappear into downstream LUT logic, it also makes tracing a simulation easier, and adds some design security and robustness since unselected downstream logic cannot snoop or accidentally receive other data.

Setting BROADCAST to any value other than 1 or 0 will disconnect word_in from words_out, raise some critical warnings in your CAD tool, and generally cause a lot of downstream logic to optimize away, so you should notice...

module Demultiplexer_Binary
    parameter       BROADCAST           = 0,
    parameter       WORD_WIDTH          = 0,
    parameter       ADDR_WIDTH          = 0,
    parameter       OUTPUT_COUNT        = 0,

    // Do not set at instantiation
    input   wire    [ADDR_WIDTH-1:0]    output_port_selector,
    input   wire    [WORD_WIDTH-1:0]    word_in,
    output  wire    [TOTAL_WIDTH-1:0]   words_out,
    output  wire    [OUTPUT_COUNT-1:0]  valids_out

Convert the binary output_port_selector to a single one-hot bit vector which signals which output port will receive the input word.

        .binary_in      (output_port_selector),
        .one_hot_out    (valids_out)

If we are not broadcasting, then for each output port, annul the output if its valid bit is not set. Thus, only the selected output port will have the word_in data. All others will stay at zero. Otherwise, simply replicate and connect the input to all outputs. This is one of the very rare cases where you must use the assign statement.

        if (BROADCAST == 0) begin
            genvar i;
            for (i=0; i < OUTPUT_COUNT; i=i+1) begin: per_output
                    .WORD_WIDTH     (WORD_WIDTH),
                    .IMPLEMENTATION ("AND")
                    .annul          ((valids_out[i] == 1'b0)),
                    .data_in        (word_in),
                    .data_out       (words_out[WORD_WIDTH*i +: WORD_WIDTH])
        if (BROADCAST == 1) begin
            assign words_out = {OUTPUT_COUNT{word_in}};


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