System Contents Tab (View Menu) (Platform Designer)

You open this tab by clicking View > System Contents. The System Contentstab appears by default when you open a new system in Platform Designer.

The System Contents tab displays the components that you add to your system and allows you to specify connections and parameters at the interface level. You can select the columns you want to display by right-clicking any column header on the System Contents tab. The System Contents tab has the following columns:

  • Use—Allows you to enable or disable component instances in your system. Disabled components do not appear in the generated system.
  • Connections—The connectivity for each component instance.
  • Description—The description of the component or interface.
  • Clock—The clock source for each clock interface on a component instance.
  • Base—The base address for each memory-mapped slave port.
  • End—The end address for each memory-mapped slave port.
  • Name—The name for each component instance.
  • Export—Allows you to export an interface for use outside the system.
  • Auto Export—Allows you to export all interfaces of an instance for use outside the system. If the parameterization of the instance adds or removes interfaces, the exported interfaces is updated automatically.
  • Tags—User-defined values for use with filters.
  • Security—Allows you to designate a master component as Secure, Non-secure, Secure ranges, or TrustZone-aware.
  • Default Slave—Allows Platform Designer to reroute transactions that violates security.
  • Opcode Name—Displays a Nios® II custom instruction opcode name for a custom instruction interface.
  • IRQ—The interrupt number (if any) for each interrupt sender.
Note: For more information about secure systems , see the Creating a Systems with Platform Designer chapter in volume 1 of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Handbook.

The System Contents tab provides a toolbar for some common actions.



Displays the Add Instance dialog box, which allows you to add a component.

Removes selected component from the system.

Displays a parameter editor allowing you to customize the selected component.

Moves the selected component to the top of the connection panel.

Moves the selected component up one position.

Moves the selected component down one position.

Moves the selected component to the bottom of the connection panel.

Displays the Filters dialog box.