Arm Neoverse Software Development

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

  • Location: Any location

  • Course Length: 2-4 days

  • Technology Focus: Software

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: Neoverse E1 CPU, Neoverse E1 Crypto, Cortex-A, Neoverse N1 CPU, Neoverse N1 Crypto, Application Processor, Processors, ARMv8-A

  • Provider: Arm

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Summary

Arm Neoverse software training courses are designed to help engineers working on new or existing Neoverse system designs. Whether you’re working on design, verification or validation, for a Neoverse 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 Neoverse processors features and their use.
  • Understand the programmer’s model of a Neoverse processor.
  • Identify and solve key Neoverse system design issues.
  • Program simple bare-metal code in both C and Arm assembly language.
  • Debug issues on Neoverse processors.

     

    Course Length

    Delivery Method

    Location

    2 – 4 days

    Classroom

    Virtual or Onsite

Audience

  • System architects
  • Real-time operating system developers
  • Device driver developers
  • Low level software developers
  • Engineers writing low level test code

Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of microprocessor systems
  • Familiarity with assembler or C programming
  • Experience of embedded system development is helpful but not essential
  • A basic awareness of Arm is an advantage but not required

Related Products

Arm Neoverse N1, E1

Topics

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

Fundamental Topics

  • Introduction to the Arm Architecture and feature set of your chosen Neoverse processor. A discussion of the programmer’s model, register layout and architectural features. ♥
  • Assembly programming. Introducing the instruction set and assembly directive available and how to use them.
  • A discussion of the interrupt and exception architecture, including how to handle IRQs and internal faults and how to program the interrupt controller.
  • Neoverse memory model, covering Arm memory types, interactions with caches and how to program the Memory Management Unit (MMU)
  • An advanced discussion of Arm memory accesses, including memory barrier instructions and Load/Store Exclusive instructions for inter-process synchronisation.
  • A discussion of the effective use of compilation tools with a Neoverse system. Covering writing effective and efficient C code and basic linker layout. Including the bare metal software boot flow from reset to C main().
  • Embedded virtualization. Interrupt virtualization, instruction trap-and-emulate and the two stage MPU.

 

Optional Additional Topics

  • Arm DynamIQ technology
  • Scalable Vector Extension, SVE2,
  • Transactional Memory Extension (TME)
  • Memory Tagging Extension (MTE)
  • NEON overview covering the Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions available for Neoverse processors.
  • Debug. A discussion of the Neoverse debug architecture focussing on the low-level feature that enable a debugger to connect to and debug your CPU.
  • Using the Arm Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC) in your Neoverse system
  • Security using TrustZone in you Neoverse Processor based system
  • Auto enhanced (AE)
  • OS Support
  • Software Test Libraries
  • Power management for Neoverse

Related face-to-face and on-demand courses

  • Introduction to Armv7-A ♥
  • Introduction to Armv8-A ♥
  • Introduction to Arm DynamIQ
  • CoreSight Training
  • CryptoCell
  • Neon programming and Optimisation
  • Intro to TrustZone for Armv8-A ♥
  • Introduction to the Arm Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC) S ♥
  • Introduction to Fast Models ♥
  • Arm Energy Awareness Scheduling
  • Arm Intelligent Power Allocation Software Training and Tuning Workshop
  • Arm SVE SVE2 Programming and Optimization Training
  • Arm System Control Processor Firmware

     

    ♥ = Online and on-demand

 

Example Training Courses

An example of how the above topics can be combined is given below

Arm Neoverse E1 Profile Architecture - New Features – (2 Days)

  • An overview of the fundamental features of the AArch64 architecture
  • Improved features that have been introduced and their effect on the on the virtualization behavior and the memory model.
  • A discussion of the new security features
  • An overview of the changes to the debug architecture
  • Transactional Memory
  • Scalable Vector Extension (SVE and SVE 2)

    Arm Neoverse N1 Software Development – (3 Days)

  • Neoverse N1 Processor Overview
  • Introduction to Armv8-A
  • 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
  • Software Engineer Guide to the Neoverse N1
  • Booting
  • Power management for Neoverse N1
  • Virtualization
  • Security
  • GIC Programming

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