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Specify the target workflow

Model Configuration Pane: Target


Specify your target workflow. The setting for this parameter determines the available parameters in the Target pane.


Generic ASIC/FPGA (Default) | IP Core Generation | FPGA-in-the-Loop | Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O | Customization for USRP™ Device

The options are:


Generate and verify HDL code from your Simulink® model and synthesize the code for a specific ASIC or FPGA device. When you select this option, you can select the target device chip from one of the devices listed in Generic ASIC/FPGA Hardware.

IP Core Generation

Generate RTL code and a custom HDL IP core from your Simulink model. For more information, see Targeting FPGA & SoC Hardware Overview.

When you select IP Core Generation, the HDL Code tab in the Simulink Toolstrip updates to allow you to generate an IP core directly from the toolstrip. For more information, see Comparison of IP Core Generation Techniques.

The IP core is a shareable and modular HDL component that consists of IP core definition files, HDL code generated for your algorithm, a C header file with the register address map, and the IP core report. See:

You can select a hardware platform to generate IP core for from the platforms listed in IP Core Generation Hardware.


Test your Simulink model on a target FPGA. This setting requires HDL Verifier™ and the HDL Workflow Advisor.

Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O

Generate HDL code from your Simulink model and deploy the code to Speedgoat® FPGA I/O modules. This setting requires Xilinx® Vivado® and uses the same infrastructure as the IP Core Generation setting. For more information, see Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O: Speedgoat Target Computer.

Customization for USRP™ Device

This workflow requires the HDL Workflow Advisor.


This option will be deprecated in a future release.


To set this property, use the functions hdlset_param or makehdl. To view the property value, use the function hdlget_param.

For example, to store generated files and folders into a custom project folder for the symmetric_fir subsystem inside the sfir_fixed model, use either of these methods:

  • Pass the parameter as an argument to the makehdl function.

  • Use hdlset_param to set the parameter on the model. Then generate HDL code using makehdl.


Recommended Settings

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Programmatic Use

Parameter: Workflow
Type: Character vector
Value: 'Generic ASIC/FPGA' | 'IP Core Generation' | 'FPGA-in-the-Loop' | 'Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O' | 'Customization for USRP Device'
Default: 'Generic ASIC/FPGA'