9.1 About the Generic Timer

The Generic Timer in the Cortex-A72 processor can schedule events and trigger interrupts based on an incrementing counter value.

It provides:
  • Generation of timer events as interrupt outputs.
  • Generation of event streams.
The Generic Timer is compliant with the ARM® Architecture Reference Manual ARMv8, for ARMv8-A architecture profile.
This chapter only describes features that are specific to the Cortex-A72 processor implementation.
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