Overview

Reference design for building a secure System on Chip (SoC)

The Arm Corstone-102 provides a flexible reference design and system IP for small, low-cost, and energy-efficient SoCs. Based on the Arm Cortex-M23 processor, the Corstone-102 is targeted for use in small and constrained IoT applications.

 Corstone-102 provides:

  • The fastest way to incorporate the Cortex-M23 processor into an SoC design.
  • System-wide security with TrustZone technology making chip-level security easier and faster.
  • Simplified software development with support from the Arm software ecosystem.
  • An accelerated route to PSA certification with support for open-source Trusted Firmware-M (TF-M).

The following diagram illustrates the Corstone-102 reference design (SSE-123 subsystem) integration and build:

SSE-123 block diagram

Corstone SSE-123 subsystem
The Corstone SSE-123 reference design is an implementation of a Cortex-M23-based subsystem architecture. It integrates many features, which can be viewed in more detail below. The SSE-123 is extensible and comes with full modification rights.

Features

The Corstone-102 combines all of the necessary hardware elements for Cortex-M23-based designs.
The components include:

CoreLink GFC-100
CoreLink Generic Flash Controller (GFC-100) enables an embedded Flash macro to be integrated easily into any system.

CoreLink GFC-200
Similar to GFC-100, but the GFC-200 can have access from two masters that can operate in separate domains, such as a Non-secure domain and a Secure domain.

CoreLink PCK-600 Power Control
The Arm CoreLink PCK-600 Power Control Kit provides a suite of system IP that is pre-verified to ease system power, and clock management infrastructure integration.

AHB Flash Cache
To get the most of Flash-based systems (either with embedded Flash or external Flash), an efficient cache system is necessary. Within a compact area, this block significantly improves performance and power consumption of your SoC.

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