OVP Peripheral Model: SifiveMSEL

Model Specific Information

This page provides introductory usage information for an Imperas OVP peripheral behavioral model. The page is split into sections providing specific information for this peripheral, including any ports for connecting into a platform, registers, other component parts, and configuration options and general information for peripheral modeling with Imperas OVP.


Mode Select reset module. Entered on reset and calls boot code based on MSEL pin state. Override the MSEL parameter to specify the initial value for the MSEL pin state (default 0xf). From application code or debugger write to the MSEL register at offset 0 to change the MSEL pin state.


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SiFive Freedom U540-C000 Manual FU540-C000-v1.0.pdf (


The MSEL peripheral model is located in an Imperas/OVP installation at the VLNV: / peripheral / MSEL / 1.0.

Peripheral Instance Parameters

This model accepts the following parameters:

Table : Peripheral Parameters


Bus Slave Ports

This model has the following bus slave ports:

Bus Slave Port: bport1

Table 1: Bus Slave Port: bport1

NameSize (bytes)Must Be ConnectedDescription
bport10x1000T (True)

Table 2: Bus Slave Port: bport1 Registers:

NameOffsetWidth (bits)DescriptionR/Wis Volatile

Platforms that use this peripheral component

Peripheral components can be used in many different platforms, including those developed by Imperas or by other users of OVP. You can use this peripheral in your own platforms.

Table 3: Publicly available platforms using peripheral 'MSEL'

Platform NameVendor

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