ARM® CoreLink™ NIC-400 Network Interconnect Technical Reference Manual

Revision: r0p2

Table of Contents

About this book
Product revision status
Intended audience
Using this book
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1. Introduction
1.1. About the CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect
1.2. Key features
1.3. Relationship between NIC-400 and AMBA Designer
1.3.1. CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect documentation
1.3.2. AMBA Designer documentation
1.3.3. Documentation for optional CoreLink features
1.4. Product revisions
2. Functional Description
2.1. About the functions
2.2. Interfaces
2.2.1. Slave interfaces
2.2.2. Master interfaces
2.2.3. Low-power interfaces, clock-gating
2.3. Operation
2.3.1. AXI3 and AXI4 protocol conversion
2.3.2. Hierarchical clock-gating
2.3.3. Upsizing data width function
2.3.4. Downsizing data width function
2.3.5. FIFO and clocking function
2.3.6. Arbitration
2.3.7. Cyclic Dependency Avoidance Schemes (CDAS)
2.3.8. Single Active Slave
2.3.9. Lock support
2.3.10. TrustZone technology and security
2.3.11. Remap
2.3.12. Global ID and ID reduction
2.4. Optional features
2.4.1. QoS
2.4.2. QVN
2.4.3. TLX
3. Programmers Model
3.1. About the programmers model
3.2. Configuration programmers model
3.2.1. Register block types
3.2.2. Register blocks
A. Signal Descriptions
A.1. Global signals
A.1.1. Low-power interface signals
A.2. Signal direction
A.3. AXI3 and AXI4 signals
A.3.1. Write address channel signals
A.3.2. Write data channel signals
A.3.3. Write response channel signals
A.3.4. Read address channel signals
A.3.5. Read data channel signals
A.4. APB signals
A.5. AHB-Lite signals
A.5.1. Master and Mirrored master signals
A.5.2. Slave and Mirrored slave signals
A.6. QVN signals
A.6.1. AXI VN signals
B. Revisions

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Revision History
Revision A07 August 2012First release for r0p0
Revision B13 May 2013First release for r0p1
Revision C09 December 2013First release for r0p2
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