Chapter 10 of SystemVerilog for Design showcases the design of a Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) user-to-network interface (UNI) and forwarding node.
I have no idea what that means. Besides configuring home routers and configuring Windows / Linux PC to access them, I have next-to-no background in low-level computer networking.
The chapter also claims to summarize the SystemVerilog-Design concepts presented in the book.
I think it will be an interesting challenge to review the design presented in the book and attempt to implement it on my FPGA device. It will be a good refresher for SystemVerilog-Design and I will learn a little something about networking hardware design.
I am hopeful that today's (2014) bundled synthesis tools are up for the challenge.
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