Commit bd0d7622 authored by Zakaria Zahi's avatar Zakaria Zahi Committed by Thomas Abraham
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infra/rdn2cfg2: add user guide for RD-N2-Cfg2 platform

Add the initial user guide for the RD-N2-Cfg2 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: Zakaria Zahi's avatarZakaria Zahi <>
Change-Id: I222b82370437ba588a675b1e509ad347d426a432
parent 84a6c759
......@@ -67,6 +67,8 @@ the subsequent instructions.
| RD-N2-Cfg1 | pinned-rdn2cfg1.xml |
| RD-N2-Cfg2 | pinned-rdn2cfg2.xml |
| RD-V1 (Single Chip) | pinned-rdv1.xml |
| RD-V1 (Quad Chip) | pinned-rdv1mc.xml |
......@@ -16,6 +16,8 @@ mentioned in the commands in other documents.
| RD-N2-Cfg1 | rdn2cfg1 |
| RD-N2-Cfg2 (Quad chip) | rdn2cfg2 |
| RD-V1 (Single Chip) | rdv1 |
| RD-V1 (Quad Chip) | rdv1mc |
RD-N2 Cfg2 platform software user guide
.. contents::
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-N2 Cfg2 platform (which is a quad-chip
variant of the the `RD-N2`_ platform) will henceforth be referred as RD-N2-Cfg2.
RD-N2-Cfg2 is a quad-chip platform in which four identical chips are connected
through high speed CCG link. The CCG link is enabled through CMN-700 Coherent
Multichip Link (CML) feature. RD-N2-Cfg2 in particular has the following
hardware configuration on each chip.
- 4xMP1 Neoverse N2 CPUs
- CMN-700 interconnect (mesh size 6x6)
- Multiple AXI expansion ports for I/O Coherent PCIe, Ethernet, offload
- 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-N2-Cfg2
software stack on the Fixed Virtual Platform. The components integrated into
this stack is described in the `software stack`_ introduction page.
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-N2-Cfg2 FVP
The latest version of the RD-N2-Cfg2 fixed virtual platform (FVP) can be
downloaded from the `Arm Ecosystem FVPs`_ page. On this page, navigate to
"Neoverse Infrastructure FVPs" section to download the RD-N2-Cfg2 platform
FVP installer.
Follow the instructions of the installer and setup the FVP. The installer, by
default, selects the home directory to install the FVP. To opt for different
directory than the one selected by the installer, provide an absolute path to
that directory when prompted for during the FVP installation process.
Supported Features by RD-N2-Cfg2 platform software stack
RD-N2-Cfg2 platform software stack supports the following features.
- `Busybox Boot`_.
- `Buildroot Boot`_
- `Linux Distribution 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-N2-Cfg2 platform software stack
and the corresponding RD-N2-Cfg2 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 release note for the tags listed
| Release Tag | RD-N2-Cfg2 FVP Version |
| `RD-INFRA-2021.09.17`_ | 11.15.26 |
*Copyright (c) 2021, Arm Limited. All rights reserved.*
.. _RD-N2: docs/infra/rdn2/readme.rst
.. _Arm Ecosystem FVPs:
.. _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
.. _Download sources: docs/infra/common/download-sources.rst
.. _change log: docs/infra/change-log.rst
.. _software stack: docs/infra/common/software-stack.rst
.. _RD-INFRA-2021.09.17: docs/infra/releases/RD-INFRA-2021.09.17/release_note.rst
......@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@ platforms is available for the following reference design platforms.
- `RD-N2`_
- `RD-N2-Cfg1`_
- `RD-N2-Cfg2 (quad chip)`_
- `RD-V1 (single chip)`_
- `RD-V1 (quad chip)`_
- `RD-N1-Edge (single chip)`_
......@@ -46,6 +47,7 @@ page.
.. _RD-N2: docs/infra/rdn2
.. _RD-N2-Cfg1: docs/infra/rdn2cfg1
.. _RD-N2-Cfg2 (quad chip): docs/infra/rdn2cfg2
.. _RD-V1 (single chip): docs/infra/rdv1
.. _RD-V1 (quad chip): docs/infra/rdv1mc
.. _RD-N1-Edge (single chip): docs/infra/rdn1edge
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