3.5 Connecting components

This section describes how to connect components.


  1. Select connection mode, by doing either of the following:
    • Click the Connect button.
    • Select Connect Ports Mode from the Edit menu.
  2. Move the mouse pointer around in the Block Diagram window:
    Option Description
    Not over an object The pointer changes to the invalid pointer, a circle with a diagonal line through it.
    Over an object The pointer changes to the start connection pointer and the closest valid port is highlighted.
  3. Move the cursor so that it is over the Clock component and close to the clk_out port.
  4. Highlight the clk_out port, then press and hold the left mouse button down.
  5. Move the cursor over the clk_in port of the Divider component.
  6. Release the mouse button to connect the two ports.
    The application remains in connect mode after the connection is made.
  7. Make the remaining connections.
    Figure 3-7 Connected components
    Connected components

    Connections between the addressable bus ports have bold lines.
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