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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Configuration pane—Configure devices and resources in your project using context-sensitive options. You can expand the pane when you want to make configurations.
- Host device—Configure the host, such as a PC or embedded controller, to control the child devices to send commands and obtain data.
- Software—Applications that execute on the target device and libraries that contain reusable source files.
- Downstream port—Send commands down the system towards the intended device.
- Upstream port—Send data up the system towards the parent device.
- Child device—Use the child device to perform measurement tasks and obtain data to process.