1.6.2 Design flow
The MMU-600 is delivered as synthesizable RTL. Before it can be used in a product, it must go through the following processes:
- The implementer configures and synthesizes the RTL to
produce a hard macrocell. This process might include integrating RAMs into
- The integrator connects the implemented design into a SoC.
Integration includes connecting the design to a memory system and
- The system programmer develops the software to configure and initialize the
tests the required application software.
Each process is separate, and can include implementation and integration
choices that affect the behavior and features of the MMU-600.
The operation of the final device depends on:
- Build configuration
- The implementer chooses the options that affect how the RTL source files
are pre-processed. These options usually include or exclude logic that
affects one or more of the following:
- Maximum frequency.
- Features of the resulting macrocell.
- Configuration inputs
- The integrator configures some features of the MMU-600 by tying
inputs to specific values. These configurations affect the start-up behavior
before any software configuration is made.
- Software configuration
- The programmer configures the MMU-600 by programming
particular values into registers. This configuration affects the behavior of