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[v4,12/12] docs/system: Add Nuvoton machine documentation

Message ID 20200707184730.3047754-13-hskinnemoen@google.com
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Series Add Nuvoton NPCM730/NPCM750 SoCs and two BMC machines | expand

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Havard Skinnemoen July 7, 2020, 6:47 p.m. UTC
Reviewed-by: C├ędric Le Goater <clg@kaod.org>
Signed-off-by: Havard Skinnemoen <hskinnemoen@google.com>
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+Nuvoton iBMC boards (``npcm750-evb``, ``quanta-gsj``)
+=====================================================
+
+The `Nuvoton iBMC`_ chips (NPCM7xx) are a family of ARM-based SoCs that are
+designed to be used as Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs) in various
+servers. They all feature one or two ARM Cortex A9 CPU cores, as well as an
+assortment of peripherals targeted for either Enterprise or Data Center /
+Hyperscale applications. The former is a superset of the latter, so NPCM750 has
+all the peripherals of NPCM730 and more.
+
+.. _Nuvoton iBMC: https://www.nuvoton.com/products/cloud-computing/ibmc/
+
+The NPCM750 SoC has two Cortex A9 cores and is targeted for the Enterprise
+segment. The following machines are based on this chip :
+
+- ``npcm750-evb``       Nuvoton NPCM750 Evaluation board
+
+The NPCM730 SoC has two Cortex A9 cores and is targeted for Data Center and
+Hyperscale applications. The following machines are based on this chip :
+
+- ``quanta-gsj``        Quanta GSJ server BMC
+
+There are also two more SoCs, NPCM710 and NPCM705, which are single-core
+variants of NPCM750 and NPCM730, respectively. These are currently not
+supported by QEMU.
+
+Supported devices
+-----------------
+
+ * SMP (Dual Core Cortex-A9)
+ * Cortex-A9MPCore built-in peripherals: SCU, GIC, Global Timer, Private Timer
+   and Watchdog.
+ * SRAM, ROM and DRAM mappings
+ * System Global Control Registers (GCR)
+ * Clock and reset controller (CLK)
+ * Timer controller (TIM)
+ * Serial ports (16550-based)
+ * DDR4 memory controller (dummy interface indicating memory training is done)
+ * OTP controllers (no protection features)
+ * Flash Interface Unit (FIU; no protection features)
+
+Missing devices
+---------------
+
+ * GPIO controller
+ * LPC/eSPI host-to-BMC interface, including
+
+   * Keyboard and mouse controller interface (KBCI)
+   * Keyboard Controller Style (KCS) channels
+   * BIOS POST code FIFO
+   * System Wake-up Control (SWC)
+   * Shared memory (SHM)
+   * eSPI slave interface
+
+ * Ethernet controllers (GMAC and EMC)
+ * USB host (USBH)
+ * USB device (USBD)
+ * SMBus controller (SMBF)
+ * Peripheral SPI controller (PSPI)
+ * Analog to Digital Converter (ADC)
+ * SD/MMC host
+ * Random Number Generator (RNG)
+ * PECI interface
+ * Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
+ * Tachometer
+ * PCI and PCIe root complex and bridges
+ * VDM and MCTP support
+ * Serial I/O expansion
+ * LPC/eSPI host
+ * Coprocessor
+ * Graphics
+ * Video capture
+ * Encoding compression engine
+ * Security features
+
+Boot options
+------------
+
+The Nuvoton machines can boot from an OpenBMC firmware image, or directly into
+a kernel using the ``-kernel`` option. OpenBMC images for `quanta-gsj` and
+possibly others can be downloaded from the OpenPOWER jenkins :
+
+   https://openpower.xyz/
+
+Booting a full firmware image requires a Boot ROM specified via the ``-bios``
+option to QEMU. The firmware image should be attached as an MTD drive. Example :
+
+.. code-block:: bash
+
+  $ qemu-system-arm -machine quanta-gsj -nographic \
+      -bios npcm7xx_bootrom.bin \
+      -drive file=image-bmc,if=mtd,bus=0,unit=0,format=raw
diff --git a/docs/system/target-arm.rst b/docs/system/target-arm.rst
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@@ -84,6 +84,7 @@  undocumented; you can get a complete list by running
    arm/aspeed
    arm/musicpal
    arm/nseries
+   arm/nuvoton
    arm/orangepi
    arm/palm
    arm/xscale