soc.sdk.BoardSupport class

Package: soc.sdk

Define and register tools and features of a supported hardware board

Description

Use the soc.sdk.BoardSupport class to define the collection of configuration files, source and header files, tools, and libraries that SoC Blockset™, Embedded Coder®, and HDL Coder™ use to configure, build, deploy, and interact with your model as an application on an SoC hardware board. A group of tools, libraries, and configurations that serve a specific purpose define a feature of this object. A feature object, such as a soc.sdk.Deployer object, when added to a BoardSupport object, enables a model to use the feature.

You can map each feature of an BoardSupport object to an soc.sdk.Hardware object by using the map method. Mapping features of a BoardSupport object to a Hardware object adds the needed files and configuration information to the board support files. These files enable those features in the Simulink® configuration parameters for the associated SoC hardware board.

You can create a new BoardSupport object that already includes many features by referencing an existing BoardSupport object. When using an existing object as a reference, you only need to add or modify the features unique to the BoardSupport object you are creating.

Tip

Creating a BoardSupport object from a reference object can greatly accelerate your development time by providing ready-to-use features. . Use this option for creating new BoardSupport objects in SoC Blockset.

Creation

Description

boardSupportObj = soc.sdk.BoardSupport(name,referenceBoardSupport,folder) creates a BoardSupport object with the Name property set to name, ReferenceTargets property set to referenceBoardSupport, and Folder property set to folder.

boardSupportObj = soc.sdk.BoardSupport(name,referenceBoardSupport,folder,'initialize') initializes the BoardSupport object based on the input referenceBoardSupport.

Properties

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Name of the board support added to SoC Blockset, specified as a character vector.

Note

The soc.sdk.loadBoardSupport function uses the value in the Name property to load an existing soc.sdk.BoardSupport object between MATLAB® sessions.

Example: 'Board support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU106 Evaluation Kit'

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: char

Root folder of the board support, specified as a character vector. Root folder is the location on your host system where the BoardSupport object stores all configuration, source, and library files.

Note

Features referenced from other BoardSupport objects are not explicitly stored in the Folder.

Example: 'c:/BoardSupportForMPSoCZCU106'

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: char

Names of reference board support, specified as "Board Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC" or "Board Support for Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC". These options define the set of existing supported SoC Blockset hardware board families from which the new BoardSupport object can reference feature objects, such a soc.sdk.Deployer.

Example: "Board Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC"

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
immutable

Deployer objects, specified as a cell array of soc.sdk.Deployer objects define the tools and configuration used by BoardSupport object to build and load a model as an application on an SoC hardware board. To modify the Deployers property, use the addNewDeployer and removeDeployer methods.

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: cell

OperatingSystem objects, specified as a cell array of soc.sdk.OperatingSystem objects, specify the available operating systems that can be chosen in the current BoardSupport object. To modify the OperatingSystems property, use the addNewOperatingSystem and removeOperatingSystem methods.

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: cell

PIL objects, specified as a cell array of soc.sdk.PIL objects, provides the BoardSupport object with the configuration information needed to generate code and to cross-compile and execute either the top model or part of the model onto the processor. To add or remove PIL configurations from BoardSupport object, use the addNewPIL and removePIL methods, respectively. For information on PIL simulation, see Processor-in-the-Loop Simulation (Embedded Coder).

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: cell

External mode objects, specified as a cell array of soc.sdk.ExternalMode objects. provide a BoardSupport object with the source files, callback functions, and configuration information needed to generate code that includes an ExternalMode connection for your model. To add or remove ExternalMode configurations from BoardSupport object, use the addNewExternalMode and removeExternalMode methods, respectively. For more information on external mode, see External Mode Simulations for Parameter Tuning and Signal Monitoring (Simulink Coder).

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: cell

Profiler objects, specified as a cell array of soc.sdk.Profiler objects, provides a BoardSupport object with the source files and configuration information needed to profile the execution of the generated code from your model. To modify the Profilers property, use the addNewProfiler and removeProfiler methods. For more information on code execution profiling, see Code Execution Profiling (Embedded Coder).

Attributes

GetAccess
public
SetAccess
public

Data Types: cell

Methods

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Introduced in R2019b