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Navigating SystemDesigner

Last Modified: September 4, 2019

Visualize and design a hardware system with the SystemDesigner editor.

The following image highlights parts of the SystemDesigner editor you use to configure a system and view the relationship between hardware and software in a system.
  1. Editor selector— View all live hardware currently connected to your system on the Live view, or create a system of devices on the Design view.
  2. Palette— Use the palettes to find unplaced live hardware, browse the hardware catalog for devices you want to explore, or create documentation for the system you design.
  3. View selector—Explore your hardware visually as a system-level diagram that displays the relationship between devices in your project, or as a table of devices, software, and device resources.
  4. Configuration pane—Configure devices and resources in your project using context-sensitive options. You can expand the pane when you want to make configurations.
  5. Host device—Configure the host, such as a PC or embedded controller, to control the child devices to send commands and obtain data.
  6. Software—Applications that execute on the target device and libraries that contain reusable source files.
  7. Downstream port—Send commands down the system towards the intended device.
  8. Upstream port—Send data up the system towards the parent device.
  9. Child device—Use the child device to perform measurement tasks and obtain data to process.

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