3.1.11. Signaling

The Signal API shown in Figure 3.10 defines classes and interfaces for the modeling of side-band signals such as, for example, interrupts. There are two variants of these classes and interfaces:

The Signal API features immediate propagation of the signal state (no update phase or time elapse) and does not require intermediate storage of the signal state in a channel.

The Signal classes and interfaces features a STATE template parameter.


These Signal classes and interfaces are provided as part of AMBA-PV as an alternative to using SystemC sc_signal<> for side-band signal modeling at PV-level. The SystemC sc_signal<> is implemented as a primitive channel using the request/update mechanism. This introduces extra processes, resulting in extra delta cycles in the simulation, and prevents immediate propagation of the signal state.

Figure 3.10. Signaling

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