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ARM Cortex-A8 Software Development

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Summary:

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

Prerequisites:

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

Audience:

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

Length:

3+ days

Modules:

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.

Day 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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