About this book

This book is for the Arm® CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem for Embedded (SSE-200). It describes the hardware and software for the system.

Product revision status

The rmpn identifier indicates the revision status of the product described in this book, for example, r1p2, where:

rmIdentifies the major revision of the product, for example, r1.
pnIdentifies the minor revision or modification status of the product, for example, p2.

Intended audience

This book is written for hardware or software engineers who want an overview of the functionality in the CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Subsystem Overview

This chapter introduces the Arm® CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem for Embedded.

Chapter 2 Hardware

This chapter describes the functionality of the SSE-200.

Chapter 3 Software

This chapter describes the software available for use with the SSE-200.

Appendix A Revisions

This appendix describes the technical changes between released issues of this book.


The Arm® Glossary is a list of terms used in Arm documentation, together with definitions for those terms. The Arm Glossary does not contain terms that are industry standard unless the Arm meaning differs from the generally accepted meaning.

See the Arm® Glossary for more information.

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Timing diagrams

The following figure explains the components used in timing diagrams. Variations, when they occur, have clear labels. You must not assume any timing information that is not explicit in the diagrams.

Shaded bus and signal areas are undefined, so the bus or signal can assume any value within the shaded area at that time. The actual level is unimportant and does not affect normal operation.

Figure 1 Key to timing diagram conventions
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The signal conventions are:

Signal level

The level of an asserted signal depends on whether the signal is active-HIGH or active-LOW. Asserted means:

  • HIGH for active-HIGH signals.

  • LOW for active-LOW signals.

Lowercase n

At the start or end of a signal name denotes an active-LOW signal.

Additional reading

This book contains information that is specific to this product. See the following documents for other relevant information.

Arm publications
  • Arm® CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem for Embedded Technical Reference Manual (Arm 101104)
  • Arm® CoreLink™ SIE-200 System IP for Embedded Technical Reference Manual (Arm DDI 0571).
  • Arm® Cortex®-M System Design Kit Technical Reference Manual (Arm DDI 0479).
  • Arm® Cortex®-M33 Processor Technical Reference Manual (Arm 100230).
  • Arm® Power Policy Unit Architecture Specification, version 1.1 (Arm DEN 0051).
  • Arm® CoreSight™ Architecture Specification, v2.0 (Arm IHI 0029).
  • Arm® CoreSight™ Components Technical Reference Manual (Arm DDI 0314).
  • Arm® Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETMv4) Architecture Specification (Arm IHI 0064).
  • Arm® AMBA® 5 AHB Protocol Specification (Arm IHI 0033).
  • Arm® AMBA® APB Protocol Specification Version 2.0 (Arm IHI 0024).

The following confidential books are only available to licensees or require registration with Arm:

  • Arm® CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem for Embedded Configuration and Integration Manual (Arm 100224).
  • Arm® CoreLink™ SSE-200 Subsystem for Embedded Release Note (CG062‑DC‑06003).
  • Arm®v7-M Architecture Reference Manual (Arm DDI 0403).
  • Arm®v8-M Architecture Reference Manual (Arm DDI 0553).
  • Arm® Cortex®-M33 Processor Integration and Implementation Manual (Arm 100323).
  • AMBA® Low Power Interface Specification, Arm® Q-Channel and P-Channel Interfaces (Arm IHI 0068).
  • Arm® Debug Interface Architecture Specification ADIv5.0 to ADIv5.2 (Arm IHI 0031).
  • Arm® TrustZone® CryptoCell-312 Technical Reference Manual (Arm 100774).
Other publications
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