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Glossary

This glossary lists abbreviations used in the User Guide.

ASIC

Application Specific Integrated Circuit.

ADC

Analog to Digital Converter. A device that converts an analog signal into digital data.

AHB

Advanced High-performance Bus. An ARM open standard bus protocol.

AMBA 3

Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture version 3.

AXI

AMBA 3 Advanced eXtensible Interface. An ARM open standard bus protocol.

BIST

Built In Self Test

DAC

Digital to Analog Converter. A device that converts digital data into analog level signals.

PB11MPCore

RealView Platform Baseboard for ARM11 MPCore. A hardware platform used for system prototyping and debugging of ARM multi-processors.

FPGA

Field Programmable Gate Array.

ICE

In Circuit Emulator. A interface device for configuring and debugging processor cores.

I/O

Input/Output.

JTAG

Joint Test Action Group. The committee which defined the IEEE test access port and boundary-scan standard.

LED

Light Emitting Diode.

Multi-ICE

Equipment for running and controlling a JTAG interface for system debug. This is legacy JTAG equipment. Does not support the ARM1176JZF-S processor.

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect. A circuit board level bus interconnect.

PISMO

Memory specification for plug in memory modules.

PLD

Programmable Logic Device.

PLL

Phase-Locked Loop. A type of programmable oscillator that tracks the input frequency and can generate arbitrary multiples or divisions of the input frequency.

RAM

Random Access Memory.

RVI

RealView ICE. Equipment for running and controlling a JTAG interface for system debug. This is current JTAG equipment. Supports the ARM1176JZF-S processor.

TCM

Tightly Coupled Memory, a fast memory block that connects directly to a dedicated I/O port on the processor.

USB

Universal Serial Bus. Hardware interface for connecting peripheral devices.

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