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AXI

When part of a team, your group can become more capable than a single individual, but only if your team can work together and communicate effectively. Having members of a group talk over each other leads to nothing but a cacophony, and nothing gets done. For this reason protocols need to be established, such as letting others speak without interruption, or facing those you are addressing. The same is necessary with electronics, especially with system on chip (SoC) designs.

Introducing the AXI ProtocolThe protocol used by many SoC designers today is AXI, or Advanced eXtensible Interface, and is part of the Arm Advanced Microcontroller Bus Architecture (AMBA) specification. It is especially prevalent in Xilinx’s Zynq devices, providing the interface between the processing system and programmable logic sections of the chip.My first introduction with the interface was in a tutorial I was following that was to be implemented on Aldec’s own development board based off the Zynq XC7Z030, theT…