1.7.1. Documentation

The Cortex-A7 MPCore documentation is as follows:

Technical Reference Manual

The Technical Reference Manual (TRM) describes the functionality and the effects of functional options on the behavior of the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor. It is required at all stages of the design flow. The choices made in the design flow can mean that some behavior described in the TRM is not relevant. If you are programming the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor then contact:

  • The implementer to determine the build configuration of the implementation.

  • The integrator to determine the pin configuration of the System-on-Chip SoC that you are using.

Configuration and Sign-off Guide

The Configuration and Sign-off Guide (CSG) describes:

  • The available build configuration options and related issues in selecting them.

  • How to configure the Register Transfer Level (RTL) description with the build configuration options.

  • How to integrate RAM arrays.

  • How to run test vectors.

  • The processes to sign-off the configured design.

The ARM product deliverables include reference scripts and information about using them to implement your design. Reference methodology flows supplied by ARM are example reference implementations. Contact your EDA vendor for EDA tool support.

The CSG is a confidential book that is only available to licensees.

Integration Manual

The Integration Manual (IM) describes how to integrate the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor into a SoC. It includes a description of the pins that the integrator must tie off to configure the macrocell for the required integration. Some of the integration is affected by the configuration options used when implementing the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor.

The IM is a confidential book that is only available to licensees.

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