Arm Cortex-A53-A57-A72 Software Development

  • Delivery method: Virtual Classroom (Public)

  • Location: Shanghai, China

  • Date: November 10 - 12, 2015

  • Course Length: 3 Days

  • Technology Focus: Software

  • Cost: $2400

  • Related products: Cortex-A53, Cortex-A57, Cortex-A72

  • Provider: Arm



This training course covers the issues involved in developing software for platforms powered by Armv8 processors.


  • Knowledge of the Armv7-A Architecture
  • Familiarity embedded programming in C and assembler
  • Experience of embedded system development is an advantage


This course is aimed at software developers and system architects developing for systems powered by Armv8 processors. It is relevant for operating system development, device drivers, low-level coding and for application software. The course assumes prior knowledge of the Armv7-A architecture.


3 days


  • Introduction to Armv8-A
  • Software Engineer Guide to the Cortex-A72/A57/A53
  • AArch64 A64 ISA Overview
  • A64 ISA Workbook
  • AArch64 Exception Model
  • Armv8-A Memory Management
  • Armv8-A Memory Model
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • MMU and Cache Initiation Workbook
  • Barriers
  • Synchronization
  • Cache Coherency
  • OS Support
  • Booting
  • Security
  • Virtualization
  • Power Management for Cortex-A 

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