3.3.26. Chip Configuration Register

The chip_cfg<n> Register characteristics are:


Each register sets the:

  • address decode for chip select <n>

  • bank, row, column organization of the memory device that connects to chip select <n>.

Usage constraints
  • Only accessible in Config or Low_power state.

  • The number of registers implemented is equal to the number of chip selects that a configured controller supports.


Available in all configurations of the DMC.


See the register summary in Table 3.1.

Figure 3.32 shows the chip_cfg<n> Register bit assignments.

Figure 3.32. chip_cfg<n> registers bit assignments

Table 3.29 shows the chip_cfg<n> Register bit assignments.

Table 3.29. chip_cfg<n> registers bit assignments

[31:17]-Read undefined, write as zero.



Selects the memory organization as decoded from the AXI address:

0 = Row, Bank, Column (RBC) organization

1 = Bank, Row, Column (BRC) organization.

[15:8]address_match<n>The controller applies the address_mask<n> field to the AXI address bits, [31:24], that is awaddr[31:24] or araddr[31:24]. The controller compares the result against this field and if a match occurs then it selects memory device <n>. See Formatting from AXI address channels.



Controls which AXI address bits, [31:24], the DMC compares when it receives an AXI transfer:

Bit [x] = 0

DMC excludes AXI address bit [24+x] from the comparison

Bit [x] = 1

DMC includes AXI address bit [24+x] in the comparison.


If a configured controller supports two or more memory devices then you must take care to ensure that for all AXI addresses, you program the various address_match and address_mask fields so that the controller can only assert a single memory chip select. Otherwise, Unpredictable behavior might occur.

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