HDL Coder within subsystem on Simscape model

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Joshua on 16 May 2015
Answered: Shoumei on 29 Jan 2019
I am working on an application to use an FPGA for a motor controller. Can I use Simscape to model the system as a whole, and have the FPGA in a subsystem using the HDL coder to both model what the FPGA will do and eventually generate the code for the FPGA when I build the real model?
If so can anyone point me to good resources on how to do this?

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Tim McBrayer
Tim McBrayer on 18 May 2015
Yes, the approach you outline should work. Simscape blocks are not supported for HDL code generation but it seems that you are aware of this.
The effort here will be involved with defining your interface between your HDL model and the rest of your design.
There is a featured example for HDL Coder that seems quite relevant for you. It's entitled Field-Oriented Control of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine, which sounds very similar to what you wish to do.

Shoumei on 29 Jan 2019
HDL Coder started to support Simscape blocks in R2018b.
Switched-linear subset of Simscape components are supported to generate HDL with 'sschdladvisor'.
Here is the documentation link.


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