System with Platform Designer Interconnect Window

You access this window in Platform Designer by clicking System > Show System With Platform Designer Interconnect.

Platform Designer converts connections between interfaces to interconnect logic during system generation. You can use this command to visualize your system before generation. The following is a brief list of possible interconnect logic that Platform Designer inserts into systems:

  • Swapping Nios® II processors
  • Swapping tri-state conduits
  • Adding the interconnect
  • Adding pipeline stages to the interconnect
  • Inserting reset synchronizers

In the System with Platform Designer Interconnect window, the System Contents tab shows the original instances from your system, as well as the inserted interconnect instances. Connections between interfaces are replaced by connections to interconnect where applicable.

The System Inspector tab displays a full system hierarchical navigator, which expands the system contents to show modules, interfaces, signals, contents of subsystems, and connections.

The Memory-Mapped Interconnect tab allows you to select a memory-mapped interconnect module and view its internal command and response networks. In this tab, you can also manually insert pipeline stages at available pipeline locations to achieve timing closure. Click the Add All Pipelines or Remove All Pipelines buttons add or remove all pipelines from the available pipeline locations in the schematic.