Arm Cortex-A Physical Implementation

  • Delivery method: Virtual Classroom (Private)

  • Location: Any Location

  • Course Length: 1 day or 2 x 1/2 days

  • Technology Focus: Hardware

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: ARMv8-A, Cortex-A, Neoverse N1 Crypto, Neoverse N1 CPU, Neoverse E1 Crypto, Neoverse E1 CPU, Cortex-A53, Cortex-A55, Cortex-A57, Cortex-A65, Cortex-A73, Cortex-A75, Cortex-A76, Cortex-A76AE, Cortex-A77, Cortex-A78, Cortex-A78AE, Cortex-A78C

  • Provider: Arm


This course is designed to help implementation engineers with the physical layout and implementation flow specific to their individual piece of Arm Cortex- A Processor IP, such as the Arm Cortex-A78, Cortex X1 or Cortex A65AE. Please note this course will need repeating for each separate processor when working on a multiple processor implementation.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to

  • Describe the design structure and configurable options
  • Analyse clock and reset scheme
  • Use the implementation methodology
  • Apply timing constraints and data flow
  • Integrate Power Grid and Low Power implementation
  • Learn floorplan and placement guides from Arm experience
  • Analyse critical timing and power consumption.
  • Integrate DFT and MBIST


  • A working knowledge of implementation flows.
  • Experience of EDA tool operation.


Engineers who work on a SoC project looking to carry out the physical implementation of Cortex-A processors


Two 3-hour Virtual Live Classroom sessions (WebEx) or 1-day private face to face per Arm Processor


  • Introduction
  • RTL and Library Preparation
  • Physical Implementation Flow
  • Clocks and Resets
  • Asynchronous Bridge and Timing Constraints
  • Floorplan
  • RAM requirement
  • Timing Closure
  • Major Function Units
  • Power Grid Structure and Analysis
  • DFT and MBIST
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