Commit 9b2c6eb4 authored by Thomas Abraham's avatar Thomas Abraham
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infra/rde1edge: add user guide for rd-e1-edge platform



Add the initial user guide for the RD-E1-Edge platform software stack.
The user guide points to documents that provide information about
obtaining the platform software stack and using the various features it
supports. A table to list the release tags is included as well.
Signed-off-by: Thomas Abraham's avatarThomas Abraham <thomas.abraham@arm.com>
Change-Id: I220490c4d3d1a60219ab012f07b7ac2ca23bc5f2
parent 10fcd3d0
RD-E1-Edge platform software user guide
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.. contents::
Introduction
------------
RD (Reference Design) is a collection of resources to provide a representative
view of typical compute subsystems that can be designed and implemented using
specific generations of Arm IP. RD-E1-Edge in particular is based on the
following hardware configuration.
- 16x `Neoverse E1 Cores <https://developer.arm.com/products/processors/neoverse/neoverse-e1>`_
with DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU).
- Dedicated L2 cache: 256KB per core
- Shared L3 cache: 2MB per cluster
- CMN-600 with CML option: 8MB System Level Cache and 16MB Snoop Filter
- DMC-620 with 2xRDIMM DDR4-3200
- Multiple AXI expansion ports for I/O Coherent PCIe and Ethernet
- Arm Cortex-M7 for System Control Processor (SCP) and
Manageability Control Processor (MCP)
This document is a user guide on how to setup, build and run the RD-E1-Edge
software stack on the Fixed Virtual Platform.
Setting up the Host Machine and Syncing the software stack
----------------------------------------------------------
Host Machine requirements and the necessary steps to be followed to sync the
software stack are listed on '`Download sources`_' page.
Obtaining the RD-E1-Edge Fast Model
-----------------------------------
The latest version of RD-E1-Edge Fast Model can be requested by sending a email
to Arm at this email address: `support-connect@arm.com <mailto:support-connect@arm.com>`_.
Follow the instruction in the installer and setup the FVP. Typically, the
installer will ask to create a new folder in the home directory. You can either
install the FVP in the home folder, or in the ``fastmodel/refinfra`` folder
inside the workspace. If you would like to install in the ``fastmodel/refinfra``
folder, when asked for the install location, provide the absolute path of the
``fastmodel/refinfra``.
Supported Features
------------------
RD-E1-Edge platform software stack supports the following features.
- `Busybox Boot`_.
- `Buildroot Boot`_
- `Linux Distribution Boot`_.
- `UEFI Secure Boot`_
Follow the links above for detailed information about the build and execute
steps for each of the supported features.
Release Tags
------------
Table below lists the release tags for the RD-N1-Edge platform software stack
and the corresponding RD-V1 FVP version that is recommended to be used along
with the listed release tag. The summary of the changes introduced and tests
validated in each release is listed in `change log`_.
+-----------------------+--------------------------+
| Release Tag | RD-E1-Edge FVP Version |
+=======================+==========================+
| RD-INFRA-2021.02.24 | 11.13.43 |
+-----------------------+--------------------------+
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*Copyright (c) 2021, Arm Limited. All rights reserved.*
.. _Busybox Boot: docs/infra/common/busybox-boot.rst
.. _Buildroot Boot: docs/infra/common/buildroot-boot.rst
.. _Linux Distribution Boot: docs/infra/common/distro-boot.rst
.. _UEFI Secure Boot: docs/infra/common/secure-boot.rst
.. _Download sources: docs/infra/common/download-sources.rst
.. _change log: docs/infra/change-log.rst
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