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ARM BASE RevC AEMv8A Fixed Virtual Platforms

Overview

This board configuration will use ARM Fixed Virtual Platforms(FVP) to emulate a generic Armv8-A 64-bit hardware platform.

This configuration provides support for a generic Armv8-A 64-bit CPU and these devices:

  • GICv3 interrupt controller

  • ARM architected (Generic) timer

  • PL011 UART controller

Hardware

Supported Features

The following hardware features are supported:

Interface

Controller

Driver/Component

GICv3

on-chip

interrupt controller

PL011 UART

on-chip

serial port

ARM GENERIC TIMER

on-chip

system clock

The kernel currently does not support other hardware features on this platform.

Devices

System Clock

This board configuration uses a system clock frequency of 100 MHz.

Serial Port

This board configuration uses a single serial communication channel with the UART0.

Known Problems or Limitations

Programming and Debugging

Use this configuration to build basic Zephyr applications and kernel tests in the ARM FVP emulated environment, for example, with the Synchronization Sample:

# From the root of the zephyr repository
west build -b fvp_base_revc_2xaemv8a samples/synchronization

This will build an image with the synchronization sample app.

To run with FVP, ARMFVP_BIN_PATH must be set before running:

e.g. export ARMFVP_BIN_PATH=<path/to/fvp/dir>

Debugging

Refer to the detailed overview about Application Debugging.

Networking

References

  1. (ID070919) Arm® Architecture Reference Manual - Armv8, for Armv8-A architecture profile

  2. AArch64 Exception and Interrupt Handling

  3. https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-software/simulation-models/fixed-virtual-platforms