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Hello All,

 

I have a question about determining the source of event for a module (module_a) connected to multiple modules (module_b1, module_b2, and module_b3) through sc_fifos (sf_b1_to_a, sf_b2_to_a, and sf_b3_to_a). module_a has a process that processes both clocked and non-clocked events. I use clk.posedge() to determine the source of clocked and non-clocked events. The process in module_a is made sensitive to clk.pos(), sf_b1_to_a.data_written(), sf_b2_to_a.data_written(), and sf_b3_to_a.data_written(). The problem is when the module_a process is triggered due to one of the non-clocked events (i.e., sf_b1_to_a.data_written(), sf_b2_to_a.data_written(), or sf_b3_to_a.data_written()) I don't know how to determine which one actually triggered the module_a process.

 

I have an idea to determine the source of the event. I'd like to validate my idea. My idea is that I use a global fifo, and when any of modules module_b1, module_b2, or module_b3 write to the corresponding sc_fifo, write its ID to the global fifo as well. Then, when module_a is triggered for a non-clocked event, I read the global fifo and determine which fifo has written to the global fifo. Is this a valid assumption that the order that modules b1, b2, and b3 write to the global fifo, the same as the order that the SystemC kernel triggers module_a for their respective data_written() events?

 

Thank you so much in advance!

 

Regards,

 

Alireza

 

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Hello Alireza,

 

How about having separate processes to read from the individual FIFOs, which are only sensitive to the clock and the respective data_written() event? Then you are sure from where the data is coming?

 

The order in which processes, which are sensitive to any event triggered at a specific point in time, are activated to execute is not deterministic. So you cannot do any assumptions on the activation order.

 

Regards, Torsten

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