About this book

This book describes the functionality of the components in the Arm® CoreLink™ SIE-300 AXI5 System IP for Embedded. It also provides the programming information and the signal descriptions.

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 and programmers who are designing or programming a System on Chip (SoC) that uses the SIE-300.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the SIE-300 AXI5 System IP for Embedded.

Chapter 2 MSC functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the Master Security Controller (MSC) component.

Chapter 3 MPC functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the Memory Protection Controller (MPC) component.

Chapter 4 PPC functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the Peripheral Protection Controller (PPC) component.

Chapter 5 SMC functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the SRAM Memory Controller (SMC) component.

Chapter 6 ACG, SDB, and SUB functional description

This chapter describes the functionality of the three bridge components, that is, the Access Control Gate, Sync-Down Bridge, and Sync-Up Bridge.

Chapter 7 Programmers model

This chapter describes the memory regions and registers that the Memory Protection Controller (MPC) provides.

Appendix A Signal descriptions

This appendix describes the interface signals that are present for each SIE-300 component.

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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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, n 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® AMBA® AXI and ACE Protocol Specification (Arm IHI 0022).
  • Arm® AMBA® APB Protocol Specification Version 2.0 (Arm IHI 0024).
  • AMBA® Low Power Interface Specification, Arm® Q-Channel and P-Channel Interfaces (Arm IHI 0068).

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

  • Arm® CoreLink™ SIE-300 AXI5 System IP for Embedded Configuration and Integration Manual (Arm 101527).
Other publications
  • JEDEC, Standard Manufacturer’s Identification Code, JEP106.
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