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Do you need a fast slave interface with high throughput? This is for you.


Do you need a fast slave interface with high throughput?

This is for you.

Is there an interface that replies to your need?

  • Yes, it is the PSSI.


What does a PSSI stand for?

  • Parallel synchronous slave interface.

What the PSSI interface is?

  • A generic synchronous 8/16-bit parallel data input/output slave interface that can send or receive high-speed data flows.

  • It consists of up to 16 data lines plus a clock line. The clock polarity can be configured so that data can be captured or transmitted on either the clock rising or falling edge.

What is it the most specific about it?

The PSSI interface is:

  • Generic

  • Fast

  • it can only operate in slave mode so a clock must be provided from the master

  • Able to go upward in terms of frequency

PSSI main features?

The PSSI peripheral main features are the following:

  • 8-bit or 16-bit parallel data input or output

  • 32-byte FIFO

  • DMA capability

  • Data enable alternate function input and ready alternate function output.

What is the maximum PSSI throughput?

  • The max speed is retrieved from the relevant MCU used datasheet

  • The product maximum throughput is defined as following: in 8-bit mode, it goes up to 60MB/s and in 16-bit mode, it goes up to 120MB/s.

  • Let us take the STM32H7B3x as an example, the PSSI interface can go up to:

    50MB/s in 8-bit read mode and up to 100MB/s in 8-bit write mode

    - 100MB/s in 16-bit read mode and up to 200MB/s in 16-bit write mode

Where can you find the PSSI interface in the STMicroelectronics products?

  • STM32L4P5xx and STM32LQ5xx (RM0432)

  • STM32U575/585 (RM0456)

  • STM32H7A3/7B3 and STM32H7B0 (RM0455)

  • STM32H723/733, STM32H725/735, and STM32H730 (RM0468)

Example for PSSI project:

  • For an example of communication between two STM32H7 devices connected via the PSSI, please check the STM32CubeH7 under the path: "STM32Cube_FW_H7_Vx.x\Projects\NUCLEO-H723ZG\Examples\PSSI\PSSI_Transmit_Receive_DMA".
    This example describes how to perform PSSI data buffer transmission/reception between it as a slave configured on a board and a master simulated by another board.

  • How to configure and use the PSSI on STM32H7 FAQ article
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