hsi::get_intf_pins - 2022.1 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Embedded Software Development (UG1400)

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Get a list of interface pins.


get_intf_pins [-regexp] [-filter <arg>] [-hierarchical] [-of_objects <args>] [-quiet] [-verbose] [<patterns>...] 


Interface pin objects. Returns nothing if the command fails.


Name Description
[-regexp] Patterns are full regular expressions
[-filter] Filter list with expression
[-hierarchical] Get interface pins from all levels of hierarchical cells
[-of_objects] Get 'bus_intf' objects of these types: 'hw_design cell port intf_net'.
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<patterns>] Match cell names against patterns Default: *




Gets a list of pin objects in the current design that match a specified search pattern. The default command gets a list of all pins in the design.


-regexp – (optional) Specifies that the search <patterns> are written as regular expressions. Both search <patterns> and -filter expressions must be written as regular expressions when this argument is used. Xilinx regular expression Tcl commands are always anchored to the start of the search string. You can add .* to the beginning or end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring. See this web page for help with regular expression syntax.
Note: The Tcl built-in command regexp is not anchored, and works as a standard Tcl command. For more information, refer to this web page.

-filter <args> – (optional) Filter the results list with the specified expression. The -filter argument filters the list of objects returned based on property values on the objects. You can find the properties on an object with the report_property or list_property commands.

Quote the filter search pattern to avoid having to escape special characters that might be found in net, pin, or cell names, or other properties. String matching is case sensitive and is always anchored to the start and to the end of the search string. The wildcard * character can be used at the beginning or at the end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring of the property value.
Note: The filter returns an object if a specified property exists on the object, and the specified pattern matches the property value on the object. In the case of the * wildcard character, this matches a property with a defined value of "".

For string comparison, the specific operators that can be used in filter expressions are equal (==), not-equal (!=), match (=~), and not-match (!~). Numeric comparison operators <, >, <=, and >= can also be used. Multiple filter expressions can be joined by AND and OR (&& and ||).

For the interface pins, "NAME" and "TYPE" are some of the properties you can use to filter results. The following gets slave interface pins that do NOT contain the "S_AXI" substring within their name:
get_intf_pins * -filter {TYPE == SLAVE && NAME !~ "*S_AXI*"}

-hierarchical - (optional) Get interface pins from all levels of hierarchical cells.

-of_objects <arg> - (optional) Get the pins connected to the specified cell, clock, timing path, or net; or pins associated with specified DRC violation objects.

Note: The -of_objects option requires objects to be specified using the get_* commands, such as get_cells or get_pins, rather than specifying objects by name. In addition, -of_objects cannot be used with a search <pattern>

-match_style [sdc | ucf] - (optional) Indicates that the search pattern matches UCF constraints or SDC constraints. The default is SDC.

-quiet – (optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command line while launching the command are returned. Only errors occurring inside the command are trapped.
-verbose – (optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

patterns - (optional) Match pins against the specified patterns. The default pattern is the wildcard `*` which gets a list of all pins in the project. More than one pattern can be specified to find multiple pins based on different search criteria.

Note: You must enclose multiple search patterns in braces, {}, or quotes, "", to present the list as a single element.


The following example gets a list of pins attached to the specified cell:

hsi::get_intf_pins -of_objects [lindex [get_cells] 1]
Note: If there are no pins matching the pattern, the tool will return a warning.