17.1. About the ARM PrimeCell Vectored Interrupt Controller (PL190)

The PrimeCell Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC) is an Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA) compliant, System-on-Chip (SoC) peripheral that is developed, tested, and licensed by ARM.

The release version used is PL190 VIC 1v1. The base address for the VIC control registers is 0x10140000. For more information on the controller, see the ARM PrimeCell Vector Interrupt Controller (PL190) Technical Reference Manual.

The PrimeCell VIC provides an interface to the interrupt system, and improves interrupt latency in two ways:

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