co_architecture co_initialize(void *arg); 

Header File



This function, which must be defined as part of every Impulse C application, initializes the application for the purpose of desktop simulation. The co_initialize function also defines the relationship between your application's main function and its configuration function. Finally, co_initialize provides a defined starting point for hardware/software compilation using the Impulse C compiler tools.


The argument for co_initialize is application-specific. The value of the argument, if it can be determined at compile time, is cast to an integer and substituted for the co_param parameter of every hardware process. In software processes and desktop simulation, arguments of type co_param are treated normally (that is, they may be used like a void *).

Return Value

A pointer to the architecture pointer returned from the function co_architecture_create.


The co_initialize function is not a predefined Impulse C function. Instead, you define this function in your Impulse C application. The co_initialize function must include at least one call to co_architecture_create and must be called from main.

    Practical FPGA Programming in C
    Practical FPGA Programming in C
    ISBN: 0131543180
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 208

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