1.7. Product documentation

This section describes the GIC-500 documentation, how it relates to the design flow, and the relevant architectural standards and protocols.

Technical Reference Manual

The Technical Reference Manual (TRM) describes the functionality and the effects of functional options on the behavior of the GIC-500. It is required at all stages of the design flow. Some behavior described in the TRM might not be relevant because of the way that the GIC-500 is implemented and integrated. If you are programming the GIC-500 then contact:

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

  • The integrator to determine the signal configuration of the SoC that you are using.

The TRM complements protocol specifications and relevant external standards. It does not duplicate information from these sources.

Implementation Guide

The Implementation Guide (IG) describes:

  • The available build configuration options and related issues if you selectthem.

  • How to configure the Register Transfer Level (RTL) with the buildconfiguration options.

  • The processes to sign off the configured design.

The ARM product deliverables include reference scripts and information about how you use them to implement your design.

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

Integration Manual

The Integration Manual (IM) describes how to integrate the GIC-500 into a SoC. It includes a description of the signals that the integrator must tie off to configure the macrocell for the required integration. Some of the integration is affected by the configuration options you use when you implement the GIC-500.

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

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