Arm Cortex-A53 MPCore Software Development

  • Delivery method: Face-to-face (Private)

  • Location: Any location

  • Course Length: 3+ days

  • Technology Focus: Software

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: ARMv8-A, Cortex-A53, ARMv7-A, Cortex-A

  • Provider: ARM

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Summary:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Audience:

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.

Length:

3+ days

Optional AArch32 Fundamentals:

For customers who require it, we are able to provide an overview of the Armv7-A Architecture (AArch32) as part of the course.  This can be substituted for other modules in the course agenda.

Modules:

  • Introduction to Armv8-A
  • Software Engineer Guide to the Cortex-A53
  • AArch64 A64 ISA Overview
  • A64 ISA Workbook
  • AArch64 Exception Model
  • Armv8 Exception Model Workbook
  • Armv8-A Memory Management
  • Armv8-A Memory Model
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • MMU and Cache Initialization Workbook
  • Barriers
  • Synchronization
  • Cache Coherency
  • OS Support
  • Booting
  • Power Management for Cortex-A
  • Virtualization
  • Security
  • GIC Programming
  • Debug (Optional)

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