AFFECT(3)                      GENPAT functions                      AFFECT(3)

       AFFECT, GENPAT Package

       This software belongs to the  ALLIANCE CAD SYSTEM developed by the ASIM
       team at LIP6 laboratory of Université Pierre et Marie CURIE, in Paris,

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       AFFECT ("pattern_date", "ident", "value");

                 : pattern date which may be either : integer (absolute date)
                 or + integer (relative date, the date of the current pattern
                 (last modified using INIT or AFFECT) is the reference). All
                 dates are supposed to be expressed in the same time unit
                 which may be set only once using SETTUNIT.

       ident     Either the name of a bused signal or a scalar. Vectors must
                 be referenced with their names only, or bit per bit. For
                 example, if b(3 downto 0) exists, you can affect "b", "b(3)"
                 or "b 3".  Path-name must be specified by the syntax :

       value     The value associated with the signal which may be either a
                 based number (ex. binary: 0b011 ,hexa:  0x3F, octal: 0o56) or
                 a decimal number. Unknown value (value where a '*' appears),
                 can be used when dealing with an output, a signal, a register
                 or an input/output when this last one is to be tested.  Star
                 ('*') can appears everywhere in a BASED number, but the
                 result will be a "full star" value. (For example, "0B0*10"
                 and "0B***" would give the same result.) AFFECT is doing
                 automatically the transformation of the value into a "forced"
                 value or a "tested" value except for the bidirectional
                 connectors affectation. When and bidirectional is to be
                 tested, a '?' character must be added before the value
                 (example : "?0x45f*" instead of "0x45f*").

       "Affect" a value to a signal. This value will be apllied to the signal,
       at the specified simulation date, until the end of the simulation or
       until a new value is affected to the signal. Beware : Inputs have to be
       affected at the begining of the simulation (first pattern at 0 ps). By
       default, signals (except Inputs) are affected with a "full star" value
       at the first pattern.

       This fonction also set the current pattern.

       AFFECT ("5", "b", "0B1");
       result :            b
       <      5 ps> :.....1...;

       At simulation date 0 ps the signal b(3 downto 0) receives the value
       "0001".  This value will be kept until the end of the simulation if no
       more affectation is made.

       AFFECT ("0", "b", "0B0");
       AFFECT ("2", "b", "0B1");
       result :            b
       <      0 ns> :.....0...;
       <      2 ns> :.....1...;

       genpat(1), pat(5)

       This tool is under development at the ASIM department of the LIP6
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ASIM/LIP6                       October 1, 1997                      AFFECT(3)