Is it allowed to pass a member of a std_logic_vector to the rising_edge function?
When doing this, isim doen's detect all changes, while modelsim does. The code below toggles bits of a 3-bit vector. Bit 1 of the vector is checked for rising and falling edges by directly passing vec(1) to reising_edge(). Bit 1 is also assigned to a scalar signal which is also checked for edges:
library IEEE; use IEEE.STD_LOGIC_1164.ALL;
entity top is end top;
architecture Behavioral of top is signal vec : std_logic_vector(2 downto 0) := "000"; signal sig : std_logic := '0'; begin gen: process is begin vec
I believe that is not correct. The LSP is ...vec (the whole vector). So processes that appear to be sensitive to one bit of a vector are also sensitive to other bits in the vector, but the rising_edge(vec(1)) function invoked by the wait statement is only looking at vec(1).
Hi Andy, I was (perhaps foolishly) assuming that because 1 is a constant, the slice could be statically determined - but you could well be correct, I really need to go away and read the definition of longest static prefix again
"Furthermore, a name is said to be a locally static name if and only if one of the following conditions hold:
? The name is an indexed name whose prefix is a locally static name, and every expression that appears as part of the name is a locally static expression.
? The name is a slice name whose prefix is a locally static name and whose discrete range is a locally static discrete range.
A static signal name is a static name that denotes a signal. The longest static prefix of a signal name is the name itself, if the name is a static signal name; otherwise, it is the longest prefix of the name that is a static signal name. Similarly, a static variable name is a static name that denotes a variable, and the longest static prefix of a variable name is the name itself, if the name is a static variable name; otherwise, it is the longest prefix of the name that is a static variable name.
Examples: S(C,2) --A static name: C is a static constant. R(J to 16) --A nonstatic name: J is a signal.
--R is the longest static prefix of R(J to 16). T(n) --A static name; n is a generic constant. T(2) --A locally static name." "
I will have to go back and read the definition of LSP. I agree with your assessment that these are locally static names; the question is "what is the relation between a locally static name for an element or slice of an aggregate, and the longest static prefix for than element or slice?" It was my understanding that if there is a named aggregate that contains the object referred to by the locally static name, then the aggregate is still the LSP, not the locally static name. It likely has to do with whether events are tracked separately on inidividual elements of a named aggregate signal, or whether they are only tracked at the aggregate level.