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4.17. Smart Card Interface, SCI

The PL131 PrimeCell Smart Card Interface (SCI) is an AMBA compliant SoC peripheral that is developed, tested, and licensed by ARM Limited.

Table 4.85. SCI implementation
Location Southbridge
Memory base address


Interrupt 48

7 SCI transmit

6 SCI receive


You must set DMAPSR = b00 in the SYS_DMAPSR register to select this peripheral for DMA access.

Release versionARM SCI PL131 r1p0
Platform Library supportNo support provided
Reference documentationARM SCI PrimeCell (PL131) Technical Reference Manual ARM DDI 0228

See the self-test software that is supplied on the CD accompanying the PB-A8 for an example of detecting a SIM card response to a reset.

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