4.13. MultiMedia Card Interface, MCI

The PL180 PrimeCell MultiMedia Card Interface (MCI) is an AMBA compliant SoC peripheral that is developed, tested, and licensed by ARM Limited. The interface supports both Multimedia Cards and Secure Digital cards.

Table 4.75. MCI implementation

Location Southbridge
Memory base address


  • MCIa: 49

  • MCIb: 50

Release version

ARM MCI PL180 r1p0

Reference documentationARM PrimeCell Multimedia Card Interface (PL180) Technical Reference Manual

The interrupts for the MCI card are managed by the GPIO 2 PrimeCell. See General Purpose Input/Output, GPIO.

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