ARM Cortex-A5 Hardware Design

ARM Training Course

Details on this training course are provided below. Please contact Support for information about booking any of ARM's training courses.


This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the Cortex-A5 uni-processor.


  • 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-A5.


3+ days


  • Introduction to the ARM Architecture
  • Cortex-A5 Overview
  • Cortex-A5 Processor Core
  • TrustZone Overview
  • Cortex-A5 Memory Management
  • Cortex-A5 UP Memory Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-A5 UP Clocks, Resets & Power Management
  • Introduction to AMBA3
  • NIC301 AMBA Interconnect
  • L2C-310 Level-2 Cache Controller
  • Cortex-A5 Interrupt Controller
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Cortex-A5 Debug
  • Cortex-A5 Booting
  • Cortex-A5 UP Configuration & Deployment
  • Cortex-A5 Reference Methodology
  • Cortex-A5 Integration

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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