ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore Hardware Design

ARM Private Training Course


This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the Cortex-A7 MPCore processor.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the ARMv7-A architecture (see notes below)
  • Familiarity with the AMBA on-chip bus architecture
  • Knowledge of embedded systems
  • Experience with digital logic and hardware/ASIC design issues


Hardware design engineers who need to understand the issues involved when designing SoCs around the ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore processor.


3 days


  • Cortex-A15/A7 Processor Overview
  • Cortex-A7 Processor Core
  • TrustZone Overview
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Memory Management Unit
  • Cortex-A7 Clocks and Resets
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Power Management
  • Introduction to AMBA 3
  • AMBA 4 Overview
  • CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect
  • Cortex-A7 Memory Sub-Systems
  • Interrupt Controller
  • Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7 System Design Considerations
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Debug
  • Cortex-A7 Configuration
  • Cortex-A15/A7 Booting
  • Cortex-A7 Integration Summary

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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