About this book

This document gives reference information for the SDC-600 Secure Debug Channel.

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 system designers, system integrators, and programmers who are designing or programming a System-on-Chip (SoC) that uses the Arm® SDC-600 Secure Debug Channel product.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the Arm® CoreSight™ SDC-600 Secure Debug Channel.

Chapter 2 Functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the SDC-600.

Chapter 3 Programmer's model

This chapter provides a description of the address map and registers of the SDC-600.

Appendix A Signal descriptions

This chapter describes the signals of the SDC-600.

Appendix B 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.

Typographic conventions
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MRC p15, 0, <Rd>, <CRn>, <CRm>, <Opcode_2>
Used in body text for a few terms that have specific technical meanings, that are defined in the Arm® Glossary. For example, IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED, IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFIC, UNKNOWN, and UNPREDICTABLE.
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
  • AMBA® APB Protocol Specification (ARM IHI 0024C)
  • ARM® CoreSight™ Architecture Specification v3.0 (ARM IHI 0029E)
  • Arm® Debug Interface Architecture Specification ADIv5.0 to ADIv5.2 (ARM IHI 0031E)
  • Arm® Debug Interface Architecture Specification ADIv6.0 (Arm IHI 0074B)
  • ARM® AMBA® 5 AHB Protocol Specification (ARM IHI 0033B.b)
  • AMBA® Low Power Interface Specification (ARM IHI 0068C)
  • Advanced Communications Channel Architecture Specification (ARM IHI 0076A)
Other publications
  • Verilog-2001 Standard (IEEE Std 1364-2001).
  • Accellera, IP-XACT version 1685-2009.
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