Hardware Interfaces


The following table lists the instantiation parameters of rstmgr.

SecCheck1Enables reset consistency checks on the leaf reset. Each check contains a small FSM.
SecMaxSyncDelay2The default synchronization delay assumptions used in reset consistency checks. If a design uses a sync cell with more stages of delay, that value should be supplied.


Referring to the Comportable guideline for peripheral device functionality, the module rstmgr has the following hardware interfaces defined

  • Primary Clock: clk_i
  • Other Clocks: clk_aon_i, clk_io_div4_i, clk_main_i, clk_io_i, clk_io_div2_i, clk_usb_i, clk_por_i
  • Bus Device Interfaces (TL-UL): tl
  • Bus Host Interfaces (TL-UL): none
  • Peripheral Pins for Chip IO: none
  • Interrupts: none

Inter-Module Signals

Port NamePackage::StructTypeActWidthDescription
por_nlogicunircv2Root power on reset signals from ast. There is one root reset signal for each core power domain.
pwrpwr_rstreq_rsprsp1Reset request signals from power manager. Power manager can request for specific domains of the lc/sys reset tree to assert.
resetsrstmgr_pkg::rstmgr_outunireq1Leaf resets fed to the system.
rst_enrstmgr_pkg::rstmgr_rst_enunireq1Low-power-group outputs used by alert handler.
alert_dumpalert_pkg::alert_crashdumpunircv1Alert handler crash dump information.
cpu_dumprv_core_ibex_pkg::cpu_crash_dumpunircv1Main processing element crash dump information.
sw_rst_reqprim_mubi_pkg::mubi4unireq1Software requested system reset to pwrmgr.

Security Alerts

Alert NameDescription
fatal_faultThis fatal alert is triggered when a fatal structural fault is detected. Structural faults include errors such as sparse fsm errors and tlul integrity errors.
fatal_cnsty_faultThis fatal alert is triggered when a reset consistency fault is detected. It is separated from the category above for clearer error collection and debug.

Security Countermeasures

Countermeasure IDDescription
RSTMGR.BUS.INTEGRITYEnd-to-end bus integrity scheme.
RSTMGR.SCAN.INTERSIG.MUBIscan control signals are multibit
RSTMGR.LEAF.RST.BKGN_CHKBackground consistency checks for each leaf reset.
RSTMGR.LEAF.RST.SHADOWLeaf resets to blocks containing shadow registers are shadowed
RSTMGR.LEAF.FSM.SPARSESparsely encoded fsm for each leaf rst check. The Hamming delta is only 3 as there are a significant number of leaf resets
RSTMGR.SW_RST.CONFIG.REGWENSoftware reset controls are protected by regwen
RSTMGR.DUMP_CTRL.CONFIG.REGWENCrash dump controls are protected by regwen