ARM Cortex-R8 Hardware Design

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

  • Location: Any location.

  • Course Length: 4 days

  • Technology Focus: Hardware

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing.

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

  • Provider: Arm



This course is for engineers who will integrate the Cortex-R8MPcore in to an SoC design. It assumes no knowledge of ARM processors or associated bus protocols. It starts by introducing the essential ideas of the ARM architecture, micro-architecure and bus protocols. It then looks at the main blocks and behaviours of the C-R8MPcore. It also introduces CoreSight debug infrastructure and the embedded debug features of the C-R8 processors.


  • Some knowledge of embedded systems
  • Familiarity with digital logic and hardware/ASIC design issues
  • A basic awareness of ARM is useful but not essential


Hardware design engineers who need to understand the issues involved when designing SoC's around the ARM Cortex-R8 processor core.


4 days


  • Architecture ARMv7-A/R Overview
  • ARMv7-A/R Applications Level Programmer's Model
  • ARMv7-A/R Memory Model
  • ARMv7-R Protected Memory System Architecture
  • ARMv7-A/R Exceptions
  • Micro-Architecture: Pipelines
  • Micro-Architecture: Memory
  • Introduction to SMP & MESI
  • AXI Protocol
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore Overview
  • Cortex-R8 Processor Core
  • Cortex-R8 L1 Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore L2 Interfaces
  • Cortex-R8 Fault Tolerance Support
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore Clocks, Resets & Power Managment
  • Cortex-R8 Interrupt Controller
  • Cortex-R8 Initialisation
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore Configuration
  • Cortex-R8 MPCore Implementation
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Cortex-R8 Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-R8 Non-invasive Debug
  • Cortex-R8 Integration
  • Level 2 Cache Controller - L2C-310
  • AXI Interconnection Architectures
  • NIC-301

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