AMBA 3 Descriptions
AMBA 3 AXI Interface
The AMBA 3 AXI interface specification provides the characteristics to support highly effective data traffic throughput. The five unidirectional channels with flexible relative timing between them, and multiple outstanding transactions with out-of-order data capability enable:
- Pipelined interconnect for high speed operation
- Efficient bridging between frequencies for power management
- Simultaneous read and write transactions
- Efficient support of high initial latency peripherals
AMBA 3 AHB Interface
The AMBA 3 AHB interface specification enables highly efficient interconnect between simpler peripherals in a single frequency subsystem where the performance of AMBA 3 AXI is not required. Its fixed pipelined structure and unidirectional channels enable compatibility with peripherals developed for the AMBA 2 AHB-Lite specification.
AMBA 3 APB Interface
The AMBA 3 APB interface specification supports the low bandwidth transactions necessary to access configuration registers in peripherals and data traffic through low bandwidth peripherals. The highly compact and low power interface isolates this data traffic from the high performance AMBA 3 AHB and AMBA 3 AXI interconnects. The AMBA 3 APB interface is fully backwards compatible with the AMBA 2 APB interface allowing existing APB peripherals to be used.
AMBA 3 ATB Interface
The AMBA 3 ATB interface specification adds a data agnostic interface for trace data in a trace system to the AMBA specification. The trace components and bus sit in parallel with the peripherals and interconnect and provide visibility for debug purposes.