Arm Cortex-A7 MPCore Hardware Design

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

  • Location: Any location

  • Course Length: 3 days

  • Technology Focus: Hardware

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: Cortex-A7, ARMv7-A, Cortex-A

  • Provider: Arm



This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Armv7-A architecture (see notes below)
  • Familiarity with the AMBA on-chip bus architecture
  • Knowledge of embedded systems
  • Experience with digital logic and hardware/ASIC design issues


Hardware design engineers who need to understand the issues involved when designing SoCs around the Arm Cortex-A7 MPCore processor.


3 days


  • Cortex-A15/A7 Processor Overview
  • Cortex-A7 Processor Core
  • TrustZone Overview
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Memory Management Unit
  • Cortex-A7 Clocks and Resets
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Power Management
  • Introduction to AMBA 3
  • AMBA 4 Overview
  • CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect
  • Cortex-A7 Memory Sub-Systems
  • Interrupt Controller
  • Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7 System Design Considerations
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Debug
  • Cortex-A7 Configuration
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Booting
  • Cortex-A7 Integration Summary

Notes: For students who do not have the pre-requisite knowledge of the Armv7-A architecture and AMBA, we provide an optional one-day introductory course on these subjects.

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