Many times, everything needed for a design is available inside Model Composer. For such a design, pressing the Generate button instructs Model Composer to translate the design into HDL, and to write the files needed to process the HDL using downstream tools. The files written include the following:
- HDL that implements the design itself.
- An HDL test bench. The test bench allows results from Simulink simulations to be compared against ones produced by a logic simulator.
- Files that allow the Model Composer HDL to be used as a Vivado IDE project.
For details concerning the files that Model Composer writes, see the topic Compilation Results.