2.7.2. Port array connections

LISA+ simplifies connecting port arrays by permitting port arrays in connection statements. Each connection statement consists of a left and right-hand side. There are therefore the following combinations:

A single port can be either a port declared as single or a single element of a port array. Port arrays are used in connection statements as the array identifier without an index.

Example 2.28 shows the cases:

Example 2.28. Port array connections

protocol MyProtocol { /* protocol behaviors */ }

component Foo
    master port<MyProtocol> mPortArray[4];

component Bar
    slave port<MyProtocol> sPort;
    slave port<MyProtocol> sPortArray[4];

component MyComponent
        foo : Foo;
        bar : Bar;
        // single port to single port
        foo.mPortArray[2] => bar.sPort;
        foo.mPortArray[2] => bar.sPortArray[3];

        // single port to port array
        foo.mPortArray[2] => bar.sPortArray;

        // port array to single port
        foo.mPortArray => bar.sPortArray[3];

        // port array to port array
        foo.mPortArray => bar.sPortArray;

The following rules apply to array connections:

single-to-array connections

The master port is connected to every element of the slave port array.

array-to-single connection

Every element of the master port array is connected to the slave port.

array-to-array connections

Each element of the master port array is connected to the element of the slave port array that has the same index. This mode of connection is only valid for port arrays of equal size. If the arrays or not the same size, an error is issued.

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