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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Sampling time and clock

Hi, I want to know the relation between Sampling time (not Simulink sample time in the clock) and clock time (Real-World clock period) option. I mean real sample time of the hardware (FPGA). How can calculate the required 

time per simulation timestep for the model run on FPGA. Is Real-World clock period represent the timestep of the model? 

In example the settings of the clock in my model are : 

1. the Real-World clock period is 1nsec 2. Simulink sample time is 1. 

Configuration parameters settings of the model are: 

Start time: 1 Step time: 8000  

Type: Fixed-step Solver: Discrete 

Fixed-step size: 1 

When the model is running on FPGA I can get results (Figure) through SignalTap II Analyzer. The x-axes is starting from 1-8000. Unfortunately I don't know how can calculate the time in sec.
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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in SignalTap you have 8000 clocks at whatever your SignalTap sample clock is. for example, if the clock is 50 MHz, 8000 * 1 / (50000000) = 0.00016 seconds or 160 microseconds

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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i think you'll have some trouble trying to meet 1 ns Real World clock in an FPGA 

 

and i like to leave Simulink time at 1, and run the simulation for "number of samples" rather than "time". you can come across rounding errors in the self-checking ModelSim simulation with odd Simulink sample times
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thank you. if the clock is 1 ns so 1*8000= 8 microseconds. I got this result from ModelSim waveform. That mean each clock represent a sample step-time. So the elapsed time by FPGA to run the model for 8 sec is equal to 8 microseconds is it correct?