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ARM Cortex-A7

ARM Cortex-A7

Course Family:
ARMv7-A Cortex-A CPU
SKU/Ref:
ARM_A7

Course Objectives

This course aims to explain the architecture of the ARM Cortex-A7 to enable participants to efficiently design a SoC based on this CPU and develop low level software. Attendees will get a detailed understanding of the internal architecture, especially the implementation of the AArch32 V7-A specification. They will study the complex mechanisms specific to ARM V7-A processors, particularly virtualization, TrustZone and MMU.

General Information

Prerequisites

Knowledge of ARM7 or ARM9 is recommended

Duration & Attendance

  • 5 days
  • Min/max number of participants: 3-15

Location

On site/intra

Target Audience

Engineers and technicians who develop SoCs and systems based on the ARM Cortex-A7 architecture.

Program Overview

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
ARM BASICS (2 hours) TRUSTZONE (2 hours) MEMORY MANAGEMENT UNIT- LPAE (2 hours) GICv2 AND LOW POWER MODES (3 hours) V7-A INSTRUCTION SET SUMMARY (2 hours)
CORTEX-A7 ARCHITECTURE (2 hours) PAGE ATTRIBUTES (2 hours) SYSTEM MMU, MMU400 (1 hour) GENERIC TIMER (1 hour) FLOATING-POINT UNIT (1 hour)
HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION (2 hours) MEMORY MANAGEMENT UNIT- SHORT DESCRIPTORS (2 hours) L1 AND L2 CACHES (2 hours) CORESIGHT DEBUG (2 hours) EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (3 hours)
INSTRUCTION PIPELINE (1 hour) VIRTUALIZATION EXTENSIONS (1 hour) HARDWARE CACHE COHERENCY (1 hour) PERFORMANCE MONITOR (1 hour) BIG / LITTLE OPERATION (1 hour)
    EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (1 hour)    

 

The detailed course program is available upon request. For on-site training, we can provide a customized program specifically tailored for your audience, needs, and schedule. Contact us to discuss this option.

Additional Information

Teaching Methods & Tools
Lectures with supporting slides, use of projector
Review and execution of code sequences, using GCC compiler and Lauterbach Trace32 debugger
Evaluation & Certification
Trainees are quizzed orally at the end of each chapter
Each trainee will fill out and return a training evaluation form upon completion of the training course
All attendees receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of the training course
Technical Material
Training manuals given to attendees during training in pdf format
Attendees should bring their laptops for local access to course material (presentation, datasheets, …)
Notepad and pen are provided

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