2.6.2. Addressable ports

Addressable ports. such as bus ports, are declared by placing the keyword addressable before the keyword port:

master addressable port<myProtocol> myPort;

Use the addressable keyword to automatically create bus decoders for addressable slave ports. The ADDRESS keyword indicates the parameter of a protocol behavior that is the address.

Calls to a behavior that has a parameter with the ADDRESS keyword select the slave based on the value of the parameter. The code below shows a read behavior for a custom protocol:

protocol myProtocol
    slave behavior read(ADDRESS uint32_t addr, uint32_t *data);

See ADDRESS arguments for more details on the ADDRESS keyword.

More information on connecting addressable port arrays is given later. See Addressable port arrays.

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