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Dual Port RAM System

Dual Port RAM block based on the hdl.RAM system object with ability to provide initial value

  • Library:
  • HDL Coder / HDL RAMs

  • Dual Port RAM System block

Description

The blocks are MATLAB System blocks that use the hdl.RAM System object™. You can specify the RAM type as Dual port, Simple dual port, or Single port. In terms of simulation behavior, the Dual Port RAM System block behaves similar to the Dual Port RAM, the Single Port RAM System behaves similar to the Single Port RAM, and so on. With the MATLAB System blocks, you can:

  • Specify an initial value for the RAM. In the Block Parameters dialog box, enter a value for Specify the RAM initial value.

  • Obtain faster simulation results when you use these blocks in your Simulink® model.

  • Create parallel RAM banks when you use vector data by leveraging the hdl.RAM System object functionality.

  • Obtain higher performance and support for large data memories.

Limitations

  • The block does not support boolean inputs. Cast any boolean types to ufix1 for input to the block.

  • When you build the FPGA bitstream for the RAM, the global reset logic does not reset the RAM contents. To reset the RAM, make sure that you implement the reset logic.

  • The RAM write address can be either fixed-point (fi) or integer, must be unsigned, and must be between 2 and 31 bits long.

Ports

Input

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Data that you write into the RAM memory location when wrEn is true. This value can be double, single, integer, or a fixed-point (fi) object, and can be real or complex.

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | uint8 | uint16 | fixed point

RAM address that you write the data into. This value can be either fixed-point (fi) or integer, must be unsigned, and must be between 2 and 31 bits long.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Specify the type of RAM parameter to Simple dual port or Dual port.

Data Types: uint8 | uint16 | fixed point

When wrEn is true, the RAM writes the data into the memory location that you specify. If you set the Specify the type of RAM to Single port, the RAM reads the value in the memory location addr when wrEn is false.

Data Types: Boolean

Address that you read the data from the RAM. This value can be either fixed-point (fi) or integer, and must be real and unsigned.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Specify the type of RAM parameter to Simple dual port or Dual port.

Data Types: uint8 | uint16 | fixed point

Output

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Old output data that the RAM reads from the memory location rd_addr.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Specify the type of RAM parameter to Simple dual port or Dual port.

New or old output data that the RAM reads from the memory location wr_addr.

Dependencies

To enable this port, set the Specify the type of RAM parameter to Dual port.

Parameters

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Type of RAM, specified as either:

  • Single port — Create a single port RAM with Write data, Address, and Write enable as inputs and Read data as the output.

  • Simple dual port — Create a simple dual port RAM with Write data, Write address, Write enable, and Read address as inputs and data from read address as the output.

  • Dual port — Create a dual port RAM with Write data, Write address, Write enable, and Read address as inputs and data from read address and write address as the outputs.

The code generator dynamically configures the input and output ports of the block based on the RAM type that you specify.

Behavior for Write output, specified as either:

  • 'New data' — Send out new data at the address to the output.

  • Old data' — Send out old data at the address to the output.

Initial simulation output of the System object, specified as either:

  • A scalar value.

  • A vector with one-to-one mapping between the initial value and the RAM words.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Introduced in R2017b