VHDL code to schematic generator


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pigeglad

Hello group



I'm reviewing a design with more than 170 VHDL files (2.4 MB), and I could
strongly benefit from a tool that can generate a schematic based on the VHDL
files.



Is there a program that can help me and can you perhaps recommend one?



Thanks in advanced



Jan
 
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Mike Treseler

pigeglad said:
I'm reviewing a design with more than 170 VHDL files (2.4 MB), and I could
strongly benefit from a tool that can generate a schematic based on the VHDL
files.

Consider reviewing the simulation testbench first.
That will tell you more about the design than
a graphic with hundreds of boxes and thousands
of wires.

If you have modelsim, take a look at
View, Dataflow once you have some waveforms up.

You can drag in a wave and get an extendable schematic view
of the processes in the neighborhood. You can even
watch the data values change as you move the
waveform cursor.

-- Mike Treseler
 
D

David R Brooks

Mentor Graphics' "Renoir" can do this (although the drawings are
pretty ugly, imho). I think Renoir is now called "HDL Designer".


:Hello group
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:I'm reviewing a design with more than 170 VHDL files (2.4 MB), and I could
:strongly benefit from a tool that can generate a schematic based on the VHDL
:files.
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:Is there a program that can help me and can you perhaps recommend one?
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:Thanks in advanced
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VhdlCohen

Since you guys are listing the possible tools, let me throw in
Cadence NC-Sim
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Novas tools

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Alan Fitch

pigeglad said:
Hello group



I'm reviewing a design with more than 170 VHDL files (2.4 MB), and I could
strongly benefit from a tool that can generate a schematic based on the VHDL
files.



Is there a program that can help me and can you perhaps recommend one?

I can't recommend one, but I have heard of a tool called
"HDL Companion" recently, which claims to do what you describe.

Also I think Mentor's HDL Designer can do that.

regards

Alan



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Mark van de Belt

pigeglad said:
Hello group



I'm reviewing a design with more than 170 VHDL files (2.4 MB), and I could
strongly benefit from a tool that can generate a schematic based on the VHDL
files.



Is there a program that can help me and can you perhaps recommend one?



Thanks in advanced



Jan
Try the Xilinx ISE webpack. I think this feature is included (it's in the
commercial verion, i'm not sure about the Webpack)

Mark
 

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