Frameworks for Multiprocessor Development - 2023.2 English

Versal Adaptive SoC System Software Developers Guide (UG1304)

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AMD provides multiple frameworks to facilitate application development on Versal devices as follows:

Hypervisor Framework
AMD supports the Xen hypervisor, a critical item needed to support virtualization on Versal devices. For details, refer to Use of Hypervisors.
Security Framework
Versal devices support authentication, encryption, and other cryptographic features as a part of the security framework. To understand more about the security framework, see the Security chapter.
TrustZone Framework
TrustZone technology allows and maintains isolation between secure and non-secure hardware and software within the same system.

AMD provides TrustZone support through TF-A to maintain isolation between secure and non-secure worlds. If implementing a trusted execution environment (TEE) on a Versal device, TF-A is one of the major components of a TEE. See this whitepaper for an overview of a TEE architecture.

Multiprocessor Communication Framework
AMD provides the OpenAMP framework to facilitate communication between the different processing units in Versal devices.
Power Management Framework
The power management framework allows software components running across different processing units to communicate with the power management unit.