5.2. Resets

The reset signals present in the Cortex-A9 MPCore processor design enable you to reset different parts of the design independently. Table 5.1shows the different reset combinations that can be expected in a Cortex-A9 MPCore system. [n] refers to the Cortex-A9 processor that initiates a reset.

Table 5.1. Reset combinations in a Cortex-A9 MPCore system

Cortex-A9 MPCore Power on reset0All 0All 0All 0All 0
Cortex-A9 MPCore Software reset0All 0All 0All 1All 0
Per processor Power on reset1[n]=0[n]=0[n]=0[n]=0 or all 1
Per processor Software reset1[n]=0[n]=0All 1[n]=0 or all 1
SIMD MPE power on 1All 1[n]=0All 1All 1
Cortex-A9 MPCore Debug 1All 1All 1All 0All 1
Per processor Debug1All 1All 1[n]=0All 1
Per processor Watchdog flag1All 1All 1All 1[n]=0

The following sections describe the reset combinations:

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