Arm Cortex-M Efficient System Design and Development

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

  • Location: Any location

  • Course Length: 2-4 days

  • Technology Focus: Combined Hardware and Software

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: ARMv6-M, ARMv7-M, ARMv8-M, M-profile, SC000, SC100, SC300, SecurCore, Secure Microcontroller, Cortex-M, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M7, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M33, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M1, Cortex-M23, Cortex-M55, Cortex-M35P

  • Provider: Arm

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Summary

Arm Cortex-M training courses are designed to help engineers working on new or existing Cortex-M system designs. Whether you’re working on design, verification, validation, or developing software for a Cortex-M system, the course can be configured according to your team’s needs

Courses include fundamental topics to enable a solid platform of understanding. The rest of the course then builds on from this with optional topics and can be tailored appropriately. Some key topics are delivered via pre course on-demand video.

Learning activities such as interactive workbooks, walkthrough examples and quizzes are incorporated into the training to help bring the learning to life.

A pre course call with the engineer delivering the training will help you discuss your team’s individual training requirements.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe different Cortex-M processors features and their use.
  • Explain the fundamentals of the M-profile architecture.
  • Identify and solve key Cortex-M system design issues.
  • Make appropriate system design choices.
  • Decide on the best configuration options for their system.
  • Develop standardised and efficient software for Cortex-M processor.
  • Debug issues on Cortex-M processors.

Course Length

Delivery Method

Location

2-4 days

Classroom

Virtual or Onsite

Audience

  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Firmware Engineers
  • Hardware Design Engineers
  • Security Engineers
  • System Architects
  • Technical Authors
  • Validation/Verification Engineers
  • Project/Product Managers

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of programming in C.
  • Experience of assembler programming is not required but would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of embedded systems.
  • A basic awareness of Arm is useful but not essential.

Related Products

Armv6-M, Armv7-M, Armv8-M, Armv8.1-M, Cortex-M, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M1, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M7, Cortex-M23, Cortex-M33, Cortex-M35P, Cortex-M55, SC000, SC300, SecurCore, IoT, M-profile, PSA, TrustZone, DSP, Helium

Topics

Agendas will be created from the following list of fundamental and optional topics

Fundamental Topics

Optional Architecture & Software Development Topics

Optional
Hardware Design Topics

  • Introduction to the Arm Architecture ♥

  • Introduction to Armv7-M ♥
    Introduction to Armv8-M ♥

  • Introduction to Armv8.1-M

  • Introduction to TrustZone for M-profile ♥

  • CMSIS Overview ♥

  • Cortex-M Overview

  • Programmers Model

  • Memory Model

  • Exception Handling

  • Debug and Trace

  • Migrating from other Arm Systems

  • Physical Protection (SecurCore and Cortex-M35P only)

 

  • Assembly Language Programming

  • Booting & Initialisation

  • Compiler and Linker Fundamentals

  • Further Compiler
    Hints and Tips

  • Further Linker
    Hints and Tips

  • Synchronization

  • Cache Management

  • MPU Programming

  • Security Extension
    (TrustZone-M)

  • Floating-point Extension

  • DSP Extension

  • MVE (Helium) (Cortex-M55 only)

  • Arm Platform Security Extension (PSA)

  • Custom Instructions

  • Cortex-M Processor Core

  • AMBA AHB

  • AMBA APB

  • AMBA AXI

  • Cortex-M Clocks, Reset and Power Management

  • SysTick Timer

  • Introduction to CoreSight

  • Cortex-M Configuration

  • Cortex-M System Interfaces

  • Micro Trace Buffer (MTB)

  • Safety Features

  • Security Features

♥ = Online and on-demand.

Related face-to-face and on-demand courses

  • CoreSight Training
  • Cryptocell-312 Training
  • Introduction to Arm DS ♥
  • Introduction to Keil MDK ♥
  • Introduction to Fast Models ♥
  • PSA Threat Analysis

 

Example Training Courses

"Cortex-M55 Fundamentals" (2 Days)

  • Cortex-M55 Overview
  • Armv8.1-M Overview
  • Programmers Model
  • Cortex-M55 Clocks, Reset & Power
  • MVE Overview
  • Booting & Initialisation
  • Debug & Trace
  • Cortex-M55 Configuration
  • Cortex-M55 System Interfaces

"Migrating from Cortex-M7 to Cortex-M55" (4 Days)

  • Cortex-M55 Overview
  • Armv8.1-M Overview
  • Programmers Model
  • Memory Model
  • Cortex-M55 Processor Core
  • Exception Handling
  • Synchronization
  • MVE Overview
  • Caches Management
  • Cortex-M55 Clocks, Reset & Power
  • Memory Protection
  • Security Extension
  • Cortex-M55 Safety Features
  • Cortex-M55 Security Features
  • Cortex-M55 Configuration
  • Cortex-M55 System Interfaces
  • Compiler & Linker Fundamentals
  • Booting & Initialisation
  • Debug & Trace

"Cortex-M7 Software Development (3 Days)"

  • Cortex-M7 Overview
  • Programmers Model
  • Memory Model
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Cortex-M7 Processor Core
  • Exception Handling
  • Cache Management
  • Synchronization
  • MPU Programming
  • Compiler and Linker Fundamentals
  • Further Compiler Hints and Tips
  • Further Linker Hints and Tips
  • Debug and Trace
  • DSP Extension
  • Floating-point Extension

"Cortex-M23 Hardware Design" (3 Days)

  • Cortex-M23 Overview
  • Programmers Model
  • Memory Model
  • Memory Protection
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Cortex-M23 Processor Core
  • AMBA 5 AHB
  • Exception Handling
  • Cortex-M23 Clocks, Reset and Power
  • SysTick Timer
  • Debug & Trace
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Security Extension
  • Cortex-M23 Configuration
  • Cortex-M23 System Interfaces

"Cortex-M33 System Design" (4 Days - combined Hardware Design and Software Development course)

  • Cortex-M33 Overview
  • Programmers Model
  • Memory Model
  • AMBA 5 AHB
  • Cortex-M33 Processor Core
  • Assembly Language Programming
  • Exception Handling
  • Cortex-M33 Clocks, Reset and Power
  • SysTick Timer
  • Debug
  • MPU Programming
  • Security Extension
  • Synchronization
  • Compiler and Linker Fundamentals
  • Booting and Initialisation
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Debug & Trace
  • Cortex-M33 Configuration
  • Cortex-M33 System Interfaces

 

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