One of the hardest things in computer science is said to be naming things.
Model naming convention may vary from company to company, but we recommend aligning to whatever system is used by the hardware design teams. In other words the Origen model name for a given IP should be the same as whatever the RTL or macro is called for the corresponding object in the design world.
The overall goal is to eliminate ambiguity and end up with a system where it straightforward to identify what silicon IP is represented by a given Origen model.
Each of your model definitions will be a Ruby class and it is required by Ruby that the class name starts with a capital letter. It is also Ruby convention to use CamelCase for class names, however in our experience this is not necessarily easy to stick to if you are also trying to keep your class names in sync with a 3rd party naming system as recommended above.
If not following CamelCasedNaming, then we recommend that you uppercase and underscore THE_CLASS_NAME for consistency.
It is Ruby (and Origen) conventions that each class is contained within it’s own file that has been assigned the lower_cased_and_underscored version of the class name.
So for example the model for
EAGLE_M352 would look like this:
# lib/eagle_m352.rb class EAGLE_M352 # Model definition and logic goes here end
Namespacing your code is good practice and is also recommended, in Ruby a namespace involves wrapping all of your code in a uniquely named module.
For example all of the Origen code is contained within the
Origen namespace and this
(as we will see shortly) is why the Origen register API is accessible via
instead of just
The name used for the namespace should uniquely identify your application within your ecosystem,
if you were writing an application to test a RAM module at a 28nm node for example, then you might go
The namespacing is also mirrored in the file system hierarchy, so all of the files for
should live in
Wrapping the above example in the namespace would change it to:
# lib/c28ram/eagle_m352.rb module C28RAM class EAGLE_M352 # Model definition and logic goes here end end