More actuals found than formals in port map

Discussion in 'VHDL' started by june, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. june

    june Guest

    Hello everyone? I'm June from Korea.
    I was doing a homework, where I encountered a trouble.
    I'll appreciate if you can help me.

    The Problem is: I checked the grammar again and again, but found no
    Still, ISE says " More actuals found than formals in port map"
    There's no information about this error message in Google.
    Please! tell me what's the problem and how to solve it.


    stage5 : fourbitadder port map (x(3),x(2),x(1),x(0),
    y(3),y(2),y(1),y(0), c, sum(3),sum(2),sum(1),sum(0), carry);

    *Error message occurs here** More actuals found than formals in port

    fourbitadder is refered as follows:

    component fourbitadder
    port ( a : in std_logic_vector(3 downto 0);
    b : in std_logic_vector(3 downto 0);
    cin : in std_logic;
    s : out std_logic_vector(3 downto 0);
    cout : out std_logic);
    end component;
    june, Nov 3, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. I suspect (without actually running it) that the issue is that your
    formals & actuals are of different types. Each formal & actual counts 1,
    regardless of its size/type. So you have 14 actuals, & 5 formals. The
    fact that they total the same number of bits doesn't help.
    How about this:
    signal x, y, sum : std_logic_vector(3 downto 0);
    signal c, carry : std_logic;
    stage5 : fourbitadder port map (x, y, c, sum, carry);

    If you really want your signals broken up into bits (to attach to
    top-level pins?), you do that explicitly at the top level.
    David R Brooks, Nov 3, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  3. june

    KJ Guest

    There are only 5 ports expected (a, b, cin, s and cout) but you've supplied
    14 arguments. The number that are expected (the formals) come from your
    component definition, the actuals are the list of 14 signals that you
    provided. Here are a couple different ways to correct:

    --- 1. Using the '&' operator to concatenate the individual signals
    stage5 : fourbitadder port map (x(3) & x(2) & x(1) & x(0),
    y(3) & y(2) & y(1) & y(0), c, sum(3) & sum(2) & sum(1) & sum(0), carry);

    -- 2. Simply use the correct vectors
    stage5 : fourbitadder port map (x(3 downto 0),
    y(3 downto 0), c, sum(3 downto 0), carry);

    -- 3. Use explicit port mappings (this is better practice than relying on
    the position in the mapping as you've done

    stage5 : fourbitadder port map (
    a => x(3 downto 0),
    b => y(3 downto 0),
    cin => c,
    s => sum(3 downto 0),
    cout => carry);

    KJ, Nov 3, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.