Arm MPS2 boards (mps2-an385, mps2-an386, mps2-an500, mps2-an505, mps2-an511, mps2-an521)

These board models all use Arm M-profile CPUs.

The Arm MPS2 and MPS2+ dev boards are FPGA based (the 2+ has a bigger FPGA but is otherwise the same as the 2). Since the CPU itself and most of the devices are in the FPGA, the details of the board as seen by the guest depend significantly on the FPGA image.

QEMU models the following FPGA images:

mps2-an385
Cortex-M3 as documented in Arm Application Note AN385
mps2-an386
Cortex-M4 as documented in Arm Application Note AN386
mps2-an500
Cortex-M7 as documented in Arm Application Note AN500
mps2-an505
Cortex-M33 as documented in Arm Application Note AN505
mps2-an511
Cortex-M3 ‘DesignStart’ as documented in Arm Application Note AN511
mps2-an521
Dual Cortex-M33 as documented in Arm Application Note AN521

Differences between QEMU and real hardware:

  • AN385/AN386 remapping of low 16K of memory to either ZBT SSRAM1 or to block RAM is unimplemented (QEMU always maps this to ZBT SSRAM1, as if zbt_boot_ctrl is always zero)
  • QEMU provides a LAN9118 ethernet rather than LAN9220; the only guest visible difference is that the LAN9118 doesn’t support checksum offloading