Configuration Object - 2021.2 English

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Software Developer Guide

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The configuration object is a binary data object used to allow updating data structures in the PMU firmware power management module at boot time. The configuration object must be copied into memory by a processing unit on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The memory region containing the configuration object must be accessible by the PMU.

The PMU is triggered to load the configuration object via the following API call:


The address argument represents the start address of the memory where the configuration object is located. The PMU determines the size of the configuration object based on its content.

Once the PMU loads the configuration object it updates its data structures which are used to manage the states of hardware resources (nodes). Partial configurations are not possible. If the configuration object does not provide information as defined in this document or provides partial information, the consistency of PMU firmware power management data cannot be guaranteed. The creator of the configuration object must ensure the consistency of the information provided in the configuration object. The PMU does not change the state of nodes once the configuration object is loaded. The PMU also does not check whether the information about current states of nodes provided in the configuration object really matches the current state of the hardware. Current state is a state of a hardware resource at the moment of processing the configuration object by the PMU.

The configuration object specifies the following:

  • List of masters available in the system
  • All the slave nodes the master is currently using and current requirement of the master for the slave configuration
  • All the slave nodes the master is allowed to use and default requirement of the master for the slave configuration
  • For each power node, which masters are allowed to request/release/power down
  • For each reset line, which masters are allowed to request the change of a reset line value
  • Which shutdown mode the master is allowed to request and shutdown timeout value for the master
  • Which masters are allowed to set configuration after the configuration is already set upon the system boot by the FSBL