2.4.1. Timestamp generator

The timestamp generator generates a timestamp value that provides a consistent view of time for multiple processors and other blocks in a SoC.

You can also use the timestamp generator to generate a counter value that is compliant with the ARM Generic Timer specification for a memory-mapped counter module. For information on the ARM Generic Timer, see the relevant ARM Architecture Reference Manual.

The timestamp generator has the following key features:

For more information on the timestamp generator, see Chapter 7 Timestamp Components.

For information on the timestamp generator register description, see Timestamp generator register summary.

Figure 2.18 shows the external connections on the timestamp generator.

Figure 2.18. Timestamp generator block diagram

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