Glossary of common terms

RCW (Reset Configuration Word)

This is a set bytes that is read by the LS1043 CPU at startup, to configure clocks, active hardware blocks and pin multiplexing options. You can see a read out from u-boot or EFI:

Reset Configuration Word (RCW):
       00000000: 08100010 0a000000 00000000 00000000
       00000010: 14550002 00804012 e0025000 c1002000
       00000020: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00038800
       00000030: 00000000 00001100 00000096 00000001

A set of pins denoted cfg_rcw_src[0:8] (shared with IFC_AD[8:15] and IFC_CLE) decide which media the CPU reads the RCW from, such as NAND flash or SD/MMC.

For NAND and SD/MMC, u-boot will compile the RCW into the u-boot image.


Integrated Flash Controller, which is used to interface with the NAND flash.


Data Path Acceleration Architecture, the name of the networking block inside the LS1043 CPU. See the DPAA page


Buffer manager, see the DPAA page


Frame Manager, see the DPAA page


Queue Manager, see the DPAA page