HDL Coder


Version 3.12, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Matrix Support: Generate HDL code directly from two-dimensional matrix data types and operations
  • Critical Path Estimation with Native Floating Point: Report critical path for designs with single-precision floating-point operations
  • Line-Level Traceability: Navigate directly between Simulink blocks and corresponding lines of generated HDL code
  • AXI4-Stream for Intel FPGA: Generate IP cores with the AXI4-Stream interface targeting Intel FPGAs
  • Intel SoC Reference Design: Target the Intel Arria 10 SoC Development Kit with DDR4 external memory access

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.11, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Model Advisor Checks: Check and update your Simulink model for HDL code generation compatibility
  • Vector Input Multiply-Accumulate (MAC) Block: Map arithmetic operations efficiently to FPGA DSP slices
  • Minimum Resource FFT/IFFT: Reduce resource usage with the Burst Radix 2 architecture of the HDL-Optimized FFT (requires DSP System Toolbox)
  • AXI4 Master Interface: Facilitate communication between your design and external memory by using the AXI4 Master protocol for more flexible data access
  • Simulink Test Points in HDL: Debug internal signals by automatically routing the signals to top-level HDL ports

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.10, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • For Each Subsystems: Reduce block replication and improve code reuse in HDL-targeted designs
  • Data Type Support for AXI4 Slave: Map floating-point signals and vector signals to AXI4 slave interfaces in IP core generation
  • HDL Floating Point Operations Library: Easily find additional and existing single-precision floating-point blocks supported for HDL code generation
  • Incremental Vivado Synthesis: Enable IP caching for faster synthesis of Xilinx Vivado reference designs
  • HDL Optimized Filters: Model and generate optimized hardware implementations for FIR filters (requires DSP System Toolbox)​
  • HDL Channelizer Block and System Object: Isolate narrowband channels from a wideband signal and generate HDL with efficient multiplier usage (requires DSP System Toolbox)​
  • Gigasample per Second (GSPS) Signal Processing: Increase throughput of FIR decimation algorithms by using frame input
  • Native Floating-Point Testbench: Generate SystemVerilog DPI, cosimulation, and FPGA-in-the-loop test benches with single-precision data types (requires HDL Verifier)

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.9, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Native Floating Point: Generate target-independent synthesizable RTL from single-precision floating-point models
  • Adaptive Pipelining: Specify synthesis tool and target clock frequency for automatic pipeline insertion and balancing
  • Logic Analyzer: Visualize, measure, and analyze transitions and states over time for Simulink signals

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.8, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Synchronous Subsystem Toggle: Specify enable and reset behavior for cleaner HDL code by using State Control block
  • Gigasample per Second (GSPS) Signal Processing: Increase throughput of HDL-optimized FFT and IFFT algorithms using frame input
  • Hard Floating-Point IP Targeting: Generate HDL to map to Intel Arria 10 floating-point units at user-specified target frequency
  • Resource Sharing Enhancements: Share multipliers and gain operations that have different data types
  • Faster Test Bench Generation and HDL Simulation: Generate SystemVerilog DPI test benches for large data sets with HDL Verifier

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 3.6.1, part of Release 2015aSP1, includes bug fixes.

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