apb 2.0 continuous transfer

Hi All,

      Now i am focusing on the apb 2.0 specification. 

     How to perform a continuous transfer in apb 2.0 . I read some forum , But i did't get a idea.

      If anyone know the continuous transfer in apb 2.0 ,Please share the waveform . It;s easily understand for me.


    For my understanding :

        First clock i am setting setup phase (paddr,pwrite,pwdata,psel) , then the second clock cycle setting the access phase(penable).

        Third clock cycle disable the penable, psel . This is for normal write operation.

        In continuous transfer third clock cycle stable the psel high and disable  the penable for one clock period ? 


       third clock cycle psel and penable  stabel high ?

          Which one is the correct.............


Thanks in Advance

Rajaraman R

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  • Your first description is correct.

    For a continuous sequence of APB accesses to the same peripheral, PSEL would remain high and PENABLE would be de-asserted for one cycle at the start of each individual APB access to indicate the "setup phase".

    See figure 4-1 in the APB protocol documentation, which shows the APB state diagram. When you are in the "ACCESS" bubble (PSEL=1 and PENABLE=1) and completing an access (PREADY=1), to perform another access immediately you follow the arrow on the right taking you immediately back to the "SETUP" bubble where PSEL=1 and PENABLE=0.

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