Retired - ARM Cortex-A8 Software Development

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

  • Location: Any location

  • Date: December 20, 2017

  • Course Length: 3+ days

  • Technology Focus: Software

  • Cost: Contact us for pricing

  • Related products: Cortex-A8, ARMv7-A, Cortex-A

  • Provider: Arm



This training course covers the issues involved in developing software for platforms powered by the ARM Cortex-A8 application processors.


  • Some knowledge of embedded systems
  • Familiarity with embedded programming in C and assembler
  • A basic awareness of ARM is useful but not essential


This course is aimed at software developers writing low level and bare-metal code for ARMv7-A processors, concentrating on the Cortex-A8 processor.


3+ days


Optional Day 0:

ARM Architecture Fundamentals.
Recommended for audiences developing low level code on ARM for the first time. This optional day introduces the ARMv7-A ISA, exception model and memory model.

Days 1-3

  • Introduction to the ARM Architecture
  • Software Engineers' Guide to the Cortex-A8
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • Using the MMU
  • TrustZone
  • Synchronization
  • Programming the GIC
  • Cortex-A Power Management
  • Cache Coherency
  • OS Support
  • Barriers
  • Multi-Cluster
  • Booting a Cortex-A15 MPCore
  • Debug
  • Writing C for ARM
  • NEON Overview
  • Virtualization

Optional Day 4:

Exploring one subject in more detail. Available topics are:

  • TrustZone
  • NEON
  • Fast Models

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