You can run or arm the ILA core trigger in two different modes:
- Run Trigger: Selecting the ILA core(s) to be armed followed by clicking the Run Trigger button on the ILA Dashboard or Hardware window toolbar arms the ILA core to detect the trigger event that is defined by the ILA core basic or advanced trigger settings.
- Run Trigger Immediate: Selecting the ILA core(s) to be armed followed by clicking the Run Trigger Immediate button on the ILA Dashboard or Hardware window toolbar arms the ILA core to trigger immediately regardless of the ILA core trigger settings. This command is useful for detecting the "aliveness" of the design by capturing any activity at the probe inputs of the ILA core.
You can also arm the trigger by selecting and right-clicking on the ILA core and selecting Run Trigger or Run Trigger Immediate from the popup menu (see the following figure).
Figure 1. ILA Core Trigger Commands
Tip: You can run or stop the triggers of multiple ILA cores by selecting the desired ILA cores, then using the Run Trigger, Run Trigger Immediate, or Stop Trigger buttons in the Hardware window toolbar. You can also run or stop the triggers of all ILA cores in a given device by selecting the device in the Hardware window and click the appropriate button in the Hardware window toolbar.