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10.1. About the Generic Timer

The Generic Timer can schedule events and trigger interrupts based on an incrementing counter value. It provides:

  • Generation of timer events as interrupt outputs.

  • Generation of event streams.

The Cortex-A53 MPCore Generic Timer is compliant with the ARM® Architecture Reference Manual ARMv8, for ARMv8-A architecture profile.

This chapter describes only features that are specific to the Cortex-A53 MPCore implementation.

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