1.1. About the CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect

The CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect is highly configurable and enables you to create a complete high performance, optimized, and AMBA-compliant network infrastructure. The possible configurations for the CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect can range from a single bridge component, for example an AHB to AXI protocol conversion bridge, to a complex interconnect that consists of up to 128 masters and 64 slaves of AMBA protocols.

The NIC-400 configuration can consist of multiple switches with many topology options. Figure 1.1 shows a top-level block diagram of the NIC-400 that contains:

Figure 1.1. CoreLink NIC-400 Network Interconnect top-level block diagram

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