1.1. About the High-Performance Matrix

The HPM is a highly configurable auto-generated AMBA 3 bus subsystem, based around a high-performance AXI cross-bar switch known as the AXI bus matrix, and extended by AMBA infrastructure components. For information about these components, see the PrimeCell High-Performance Matrix (PL301) Technical Reference Manual.

This combination of IP provides support for other AMBA interface protocols including AHB-Lite and APB.

Use the AMBA Designer Graphical User Interface (GUI) based configuration tool to design your bus matrix. You can then generate, test, and profile complex AMBA bus systems in:

Figure 1.1 shows an example of the top-level hierarchy of an interconnect.

Figure 1.1. Example top-level hierarchy

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