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DMC500 component

This section describes the DMC500 component.

DMC500 - about

This is a model of the ARM® CoreLink™ DMC-500 Dynamic Memory Controller. This model is written in C++.

DMC500 contains the following CADI targets:

  • DMC500

DMC500 contains the following MTI components:

A platform can have multiple instances of this component. For example:

        //LISA instantiation
            // Memory controllers
            dmc0                : DMC500("default_region_attributes"=dmc_default_region_attributes,
            dmc1                : DMC500("default_region_attributes"=dmc_default_region_attributes,


  • The model does not support address striping.
  • It works with linear addresses and not in rank,bank,row,column form.
  • It does not include any mechanism for error injection or detection.
  • Scrubbing functionality is only provided from the interface point of view.
  • It does not implement direct read or write commands.
  • It does not implement any performance counters.

Interface differences:

  • All OR'd interrupt signals are missing from this release of the model. Users can connect the failed access interrupt as a substitute.
  • The model combines separate failed access interrupts for system interfaces 1 and 2 into a single failed access interrupt.
  • DMC-500 has three separate reset signals whereas this model has a single reset signal which supports the combined assertion of three resets. This model does not support separate reset signals.

DMC500 - ports

This section describes the ports.

Table 4-56 DMC500 - ports

Name Protocol Type Description
apb_pvbus_s PVBus slave Slave port for configuring register accesses.
failed_access_interrupt_signal Signal master The DMC has detected a system request that has failed a permissions check and a previously detected assertion was not cleared.
filter_pvbus_m PVBus master Memory transaction output to filter unit.
filter_pvbus_s PVBus slave Memory transaction input from filter unit.
reset_signal Signal slave Reset signal input.
si1_filter_pvbus_m PVBus master Output to a second independent transaction filtering unit.
si1_filter_pvbus_s PVBus slave Input from a second independent transaction filtering unit.

DMC500 - parameters

This section describes the parameters.

Table 4-57 DMC500 - parameters

Name Type Allowed values Default value Description
passthrough_debug_access bool true or false false Always allow debug access to memory.
default_region_attributes uint32_t 0x0-0xFFFFFFFF 0x1 Default Region Secure attributes. Bits[31:30] set secure RD/WR enable.
default_region_id_access uint32_t 0x0-0xFFFFFFFF 0x0 Default Region Non-secure access ID (NSAID) permissions. Bits[31:16] set non-secure WR enable and bits[15:0] set non-secure RD enable.

DMC500 - registers

This component provides the registers that the Technical Reference Manual (TRM) specifies.

DMC500 - verification and testing

DMC-500 has been extensively used as part of the FVPs that are used for system-level testing of ARM subsystems.

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