Simulations in Model Composer are bit-true and cycle-true. To say a simulation is bit-true means that at the boundaries (i.e., interfaces between Model Composer HDL blocks and non-HDL blocks), a value produced in simulation is bit-for-bit identical to the corresponding value produced in hardware. To say a simulation is cycle-true means that at the boundaries, corresponding values are produced at corresponding times. The boundaries of the design are the points at which Model Composer HDL gateway blocks exist. When a design is translated into hardware, Gateway In (respectively, Gateway Out) blocks become top-level input (resp., output) ports.