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Choose Coding Standard and Report Option Parameters

This section contains parameters in the Coding standards tab of the HDL Code Generation > Global Settings pane of the Configuration Parameters dialog box. Use these parameters to generate HDL code that adheres to the guidelines recommended by Industry coding standards.

HDL coding standard

Specify whether to enable the Industry coding standard guidelines that the generated HDL code must conform to.


Default: None


Generate generic synthesizable HDL code. The generated code need not conform with the Industry standard guidelines.


Generate synthesizable HDL code that follows the industry standard rules supported by HDL Coder™. When you specify the Industry setting, the code generator enables the Report options check box and rules that you can customize in the Coding Standards tab.

When you specify the Industry setting and generate code, HDL Coder generates a standards compliance report. The report displays errors, warnings, messages, and lists the corresponding rules. To filter the report such that the passing rules do not appear, clear the Report options check box.

Command-Line Information

Property: HDLCodingStandard
Type: character vector
Value: 'None' | 'Industry'
Default: 'None'

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

For example, you can enable the Industry standard guidelines compliance for the symmetric_fir subsystem inside the sfir_fixed model using either of these methods.

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


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



When you set the HDLCodingStandard to Industry, configuration parameters such as PackagePostfix, MinimizeClockEnables, MinimizeGlobalResets, and InstancePrefix are ignored.

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Show passing rules in coding standard report

Specify whether to filter the coding standard report such that the passing rules do not appear. By default, the report displays pass, errors, warnings, messages, and lists the corresponding rules.


Default: Off


Show all rules in the report including the messages and passing rules.


Shows rules with errors or warnings. The code generator filters out messages and passing rules from the report.


To clear the Report options check box, set the HDL coding standard parameter to Industry.

Command-Line Information

To set this property:

  1. Create an HDL coding standard customization object.

    cso = hdlcoder.CodingStandard('Industry');

  2. Set the ShowPassingRules property of the HDL coding standard customization object.

    For example, to omit passing rules from the report, enter:

    cso.ShowPassingRules.enable = false;

  3. Set the HDLCodingStandardCustomizations property to the HDL coding standard customization object, specify the coding standard, and generate code.

    For example, if your DUT is sfir_fixed/symmetric_fir, enter:

    makehdl('sfir_fixed/symmetric_fir', 'HDLCodingStandard','Industry', ...

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