PMDEVID, Performance Monitors Device ID register
The PMDEVID characteristics are:
Provides information about features of the Performance Monitors implementation.
It is IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED whether PMDEVID is implemented in the Core power domain or in the Debug power domain.
If ARMv8.3-DoPD is implemented, this register is in the Core power domain. If ARMv8.3-DoPD is not implemented, this register is in the Debug power domain.
This register is required from Armv8.2 and in any implementation that includes ARMv8.2-PCSample. Otherwise, its location is RES0.
Before Armv8.2, the PC Sample-based Profiling Extension can be implemented in the external debug register space, as indicated by the value of EDDEVID.PCSample.
PMDEVID is a 32-bit register.
The PMDEVID bit assignments are:
PCSample, bits [3:0]
Indicates the level of PC Sample-based Profiling support using Performance Monitors registers. Permitted values of this field are:
PC Sample-based Profiling Extension is not implemented in the Performance Monitors register space.
PC Sample-based Profiling Extension is implemented in the Performance Monitors register space.
All other values are reserved.
ARMv8.2-PCSample implements the functionality identified by the value 0b0001.
Accessing the PMDEVID
PMDEVID can be accessed through the external debug interface:
This interface is accessible as follows:
- When ARMv8.3-DoPD is not implemented or IsCorePowered() access to this register is RO.
- Otherwise access to this register returns an Error.