Select the individual AMBA components to link the IP together

Use most or all the following AMBA components from the CoreLink SIE-200 System IP for Embedded to link the other IP in your SoC together:

AMBA componentDescription
AHB5 bus matrixConnects other AHB5 components through its slave and master ports. This component can be thought of as the backbone of an SoC. You can configure this interconnect to add more interfaces based on your system needs. You can also add extra bus matrixes to these interfaces.
AHB5 Memory Protection Controller (MPC)

Monitors transactions to a memory interface. If a security violation occurs, this component gates the transaction.

The MPC divides memory into blocks. A lookup table and registers determine whether the MPC can access an address. Security violations are reported through a dedicated interrupt.

APB4 Peripheral Protection Controller (PPC)

Monitors transactions to, and responses from, peripherals with APB4 interfaces. If a security violation occurs, this component gates the transaction. Security checking is defined for each APB peripheral that the controller hosts. External inputs configure the hosting.

Supports up to 16 APB peripherals.

AHB5 to APB4 asynchronous bridgeConnects a low-bandwidth APB4 peripheral device to an AHB5 bus. This bridge creates a boundary between two clock or power domains and functions as an Access Control Gate.
AHB5 to internal SRAM interfaceEnables on-chip synchronous RAM blocks to attach to an AHB5 interface. This component functions as a memory controller for the RAM.
AHB5 to ROM interfaceEnables a simple ROM memory model to be attached to an AHB5 interface.
AHB5 to AHB5 sync-down bridgeSynchronizes AHB5 interfaces where the upstream side is faster than the downstream side.
AHB5 Access Control Gate (ACG)

Serves as a boundary between two clock or power domains. For example, the boundary could be between a base domain and a memory domain. If the receiving side of the transaction cannot accept the transfer or is explicitly asked not to, the transfer is blocked.

For an SoC with multiple clock and power domains, an ACG is useful for handling clock and power domain crossings.

AHB5 Exclusive Access Monitor (EAM)

Monitors access to slaves that are downstream of it. The EAM is not a security component. Instead, this component implements AHB5 exclusive access support, which is required for handling semaphore passing. Semaphore passing is used to prevent multiple processors from accessing the same area of memory at the same time. An EAM supports TrustZone transactions, and you can place an EAM after an MPC.

Unless your SoC has multiple processors, you do not need to use an EAM.

Note: The CoreLink SIE-200 System IP for Embedded Release Note contains a complete list of all available components.

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