A2.4 About the Generic Timer

The Generic Timer can schedule events and trigger interrupts that are based on an incrementing counter value. It generates timer events as active-LOW interrupt outputs and event streams.

The Cortex®-A55 core provides a set of timer registers. The timers are:

The Cortex-A55 core does not include the system counter. This resides in the SoC. The system counter value is distributed to the core with a 64-bit bus.

For more information on the Generic Timer, see the Arm® DynamIQ™ Shared Unit Technical Reference Manual and the Arm® Architecture Reference Manual Armv8, for Armv8-A architecture profile.

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