How can I set a breakpoint when running vsim?
To set a breakpoint in vsim, the steps are:
From the vsim window menu, choose View | Source.
This will result in the source window being displayed.
From the vsim window menu, choose View | Structure.
This will result in the structure window being displayed.
In the structure window, click on the entity
which contains the source code
that you want to set a breakpoint in.
This will cause the source code for that entity to
be displayed in the source window.
In the source window, select a number on the left side of the source window that represents the line number of an executable line of code.
A number will be blue if the line it corresponds to is executable.
A red quadrangle symbol will be displayed next to the number which indicates that you have set a breakpoint at that line of code.
When you run the simulation, the simulation will halt when it arrives at the
the line of code that you have set a breakpoint for.
To remove the breakpoint, select the red quadrangle symbol.