Serial Interface

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The Serial Interface (or SI) is one of multiple I/O interfaces in the RCP, which is used to communicate with the PIF-NUS and in turn, Joybus devices.

Memory mapped registers are used to configure the Serial Interface and initiate DMA reads and writes. The base address for these registers is 0x0480 0000, also known as SI_BASE. However, because all memory accesses in the CPU are made using virtual addresses, the following addresses must be offset appropriately. For non-cached reads/writes, add 0xA000 0000 to the address. As an example, to directly write to the SI_DRAM_ADDR register, use address 0xA480 0000.

Registers

Table Notation:

R = Readable bit
W = Writable bit
U = Undefined/Unused bit
-n = Default value n at power on
[x:y] = Specifies bits x to y, inclusively

0x0440 0000 - SI_DRAM_ADDR


SI_DRAM_ADDR 0x0440 0000
31:24 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0
23:16 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0
DRAM_ADDR[23:16]
15:8 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0
DRAM_ADDR[15:8]
7:0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0 RW-0
DRAM_ADDR[7:0]
bit 31-24 Undefined: Initialized to 0
bit 23-0 DRAM_ADDR[23:0]: RDRAM address used in SI DMAs

0x0440 0004 - SI_PIF_AD_RD64B


SI_PIF_AD_RD64B 0x0440 0004

TODO

0x0440 0008 - SI_PIF_AD_WR4B


SI_PIF_AD_WR4B 0x0440 0008

TODO

0x0440 0010 - SI_PIF_AD_WR64B


SI_PIF_AD_WR64B 0x0440 0010

TODO

0x0440 0014 - SI_PIF_AD_RD4B


SI_PIF_AD_RD4B 0x0440 0014

TODO

0x0440 0018 - SI_STATUS


SI_STATUS 0x0440 0018
31:24 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0
23:16 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0
15:8 U-0 U-0 U-0 R-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0
INTERRUPT DMA_STATE[3:0]
7:0 U-0 U-0 U-0 U-0 R-0 R-0 R-0 R-0
PCH_STATE[3:0] DMA_ERROR READ_PENDING IO_BUSY DMA_BUSY
bit 31-13 Undefined: Initialized to 0
bit 12 INTERRUPT: Copy of SI interrupt flag from MIPS Interface, which is also seen in the RCP Interrupt Cause register.
    Writing any value to SI_STATUS clears this bit in all three locations.
    SI interrupts occur when either a DMA or IO write finishes.
bit 11-8 DMA_STATE[3:0]: Internal-only (likely not readable). Non-zero values indicate activity.
bit 7-4 PCH_STATE[3:0]: Internal-only (likely not readable). Non-zero values indicate activity.
bit 3 DMA_ERROR: Set when overlapping DMA requests occur. Can only be cleared with a power reset.
bit 2 READ_PENDING: Set when an IO read occurs, while an IO or DMA write is in progress.
bit 1 IO_BUSY: Set when either an IO read or write is in progress.
bit 0 DMA_BUSY: Set when a read or write DMA, or an IO write, is in progress.