Using Enumerations in the Waveform Window - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908)

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You can show enumerations in the Waveform window by choosing the Show as Enumeration option for each signal. Right-click the signal in the Waveform window and select Show as Enumeration in the menu that appears. When not shown as an enumeration, bus values are displayed according to regular radix selection.

Figure 1. Show as Enumeration Option in the Waveform Window

Enumeration information is saved to waveform data files and is used in subsequent displays of waveform data. The default for waveform probes that have Enumerations defined is to have the Enumerations displayed.

Figure 2. Waveforms with Enumerations

When a waveform object has Show as Enumeration selected, enumeration names are displayed. If there is no matching Enumeration for the waveform value, it is displayed according to the selected radix.

Important: If the waveform has been created prior to creating the enumerations, you can apply new enumerations to the waveform by saving the waveform ILA data using the Tcl commands as follows:
 write_hw_ila_data -force data_ila_3.ila [upload_hw_ila_data hw_ila_3]
display_hw_ila_data [read_hw_ila_data ./data_ila_3.ila]