The action of a pipeline delay can be likened to
that a conveyor belt: items travelling on a conveyor belt
travel for a known time and the order in which
items are placed on the conveyor belt is the order
in which they come off. The description pipeline delay suggests,
in a pipeline metaphor, that what is pumped into the
pipeline first, exits the pipeline first. This is only strictly
true when a model is built using this particular module.
The pipeline delay (when constructed as an array – in
effect it becomes a clearly-defined queue) is a device operating
according to a first-in, first-out (FIFO) protocol. A pipeline delay
is fundamentally a mechanism where contents flow through in a
pre-determined way and take a pre-determined length of time: it
is an ageing mechanism.
The description of the module is
The description of the Powersim Studio module
is at .
The module coded in Powersim Studio
is at .