Parameterized Routing & Switch Block

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Will LongWill Long 06/17/2016 at 18:460 Comments

I've added parameterized versions of the routing block and switch block. Both use Verilog's generate statement along with a parameter that determines how many wires come out of each side of the blocks. Interestingly, this runs up against an edge case of Verilog's inout wires. If you create individual wires (i.e. wire w1, w2) to connect modules' inout ports using the unnamed port convention, they can transmit the signal. However if you create an array or vector of wires (i.e. wire [3:0] w) then it breaks. Switching to the named port convention solves that problem.