AMBA AXI and ACE Protocol Specification AXI3, AXI4, and AXI4-Lite, ACE and ACE-Lite. This document is only available in a PDF version to registered ARM. AMBA® AXI4 (Advanced eXtensible Interface 4) is the fourth generation of the AMBA interface specification from ARM®. Xilinx Vivado Design Suite and. Download both the ABMA AXI4-Stream Protocol Specification and AMBA AXI Protocol. Specification v What is AXI? AXI is part of ARM.
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Performance, Area, and Power. This bus has an address and data phase similar to AHB, but a much reduced, low complexity signal list for example no bursts.
These protocols are today the de facto standard for embedded processor bus architectures because they are well documented and can be used without royalties. A simple transaction on the AHB consists of an address phase and a subsequent data phase without wait states: Consolidates broad array of interfaces into one AXI4so users only need to know one family of interfaces Makes integrating IP from different domains, as well as developing your own or 3rd party partner IP easier Saves design effort because AXI4 IP are already optimized for the highest performance, maximum throughput and lowest latency.
Key features of the protocol are: Includes standard models and checkers for designers to use Interface-decoupled: Since its inception, the scope of AMBA has, despite its name, gone far beyond microcontroller devices.
Tailor the interconnect to meet system goals: Supports single and multiple data streams using the same set of shared wires Supports multiple data widths within the same interconnect Ideal for implementation in FPGAs. Supports both memory mapped and streaming type interfaces Provides a unified interface on IP across communications, video, embedded and DSP functions Is easy to use, with features like automatic pipeline instantiation to help you more easily hit a specific performance target Is equal to or better than current solutions in key attributes, such as fMAX, LUT usage, latency, and bandwidth.
It includes the following enhancements:. Computer buses System on a chip. The timing aspects and the voltage levels on the bus are not dictated by the specifications.
Support for burst lengths up to beats Quality of Service signaling Support for multiple region interfaces AXI4-Lite AXI4-Lite is a subset of the AXI4 protocol intended for communication with simpler, smaller control register-style interfaces in components. AMBA is a solution for the blocks to interface with each other. AXIthe third generation of AMBA interface defined in the AMBA 3 specification, is targeted at high performance, high clock frequency system designs and includes features that make it suitable for high speed sub-micrometer interconnect:.
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All transactions have a burst length of one All data accesses are the same size as the width of the data bus Exclusive accesses are not supported AXI4-Stream The AXI4-Stream protocol is designed for unidirectional data transfers from master to slave with greatly reduced signal routing. ChromeFirefoxInternet Specifiication 11Safari.
AXI4-Lite is a subset of the AXI4 protocol intended for communication with simpler, smaller control register-style interfaces in components. Forgot your username or password? Please upgrade to a Xilinx. Enables you to build the most compelling products for your target markets.
An important aspect of a SoC is not only which components or blocks it houses, but also how they interconnect. Ready for adoption by customers Standardized: It is supported by ARM Limited with wide cross-industry participation.
AMBA AXI4 Interface Protocol
We have detected your current browser version is not the latest one. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Key features of the protocol are:.
The key features of the AXI4-Lite interfaces are: The AXI4-Stream protocol is designed for unidirectional data transfers from master to slave with greatly reduced signal routing. It facilitates development of multi-processor designs with large numbers of controllers and peripherals with a bus architecture. Interfaces are listed by their speed in the roughly ascending order, so azi interface at the end of each section should be the fastest.
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AMBA AXI4 Interface Protocol
The AXI4 protocol is an update to AXI3 which is designed to enhance the performance and utilization of the interconnect when used by multiple masters. This subset simplifies the design for a bus with a single master. The key features of the AXI4-Lite interfaces are:.
AXI4 is open-ended to support future needs Additional benefits: The interconnect is decoupled from the interface Extendable: The AMBA specification defines an on-chip communications standard for designing high-performance embedded microcontrollers. Technical and de facto standards for wired spwcification buses. APB is designed for low bandwidth control accesses, for example register interfaces on system peripherals.