The Concerto MCU comprises three subsystems: the Master Subsystem, the Control Subsystem, and the Analog Subsystem. While the Master and Control Subsystem each have dedicated local memories and peripherals, they can also share data and events through shared memories and peripherals. The Analog Subsystem has two ADC converters and six Analog Comparators. Both the Master and Control Subsystems access the Analog Subsystem through the Analog Common Interface Bus (ACIB). The NMI Blocks force communication of critical events to the Master and Control Subsystem processors and their Watchdog Timers. The Reset Block responds to Watchdog Timer NMI Reset, External Reset, and other events to initialize subsystem processors and the rest of the chip to a known state. The Clocking Blocks support multiple low-power modes where clocks to the processors and peripherals can be slowed down or stopped in order to manage power consumption.
Throughout this document, the Master Subsystem is denoted by the color blue; the Control Subsystem is denoted by the color green; and the Analog Subsystem is denoted by the color orange.