ARM Cortex-A9 Hardware Design

ARM Private Training Course


This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the Cortex-A9 multiprocessor.


  • 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-A9 multiprocessor.


4 days


  • The ARM Architecture
  • Cortex-A9 Instruction Sets
  • ARM v6 Memory Types
  • Memory Management
  • ARMv6 VMSA
  • Exception Handling
  • Introduction to TrustZone
  • CPU Architectures
  • Memory Sub-systems
  • AXI Protocol
  • AXI Interconnection Architectures
  • NIC301
  • AMBA Designer
  • APB
  • Cortex-A9 Overview
  • Cortex-A9 Processor Core
  • Cortex-A9 L1 Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-A9 Sub-systems
  • Cortex-A9 L2 Interfaces
  • Cortex-A9 Configuration & Deployment
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Implementation Overview
  • Cortex-A9 Clocks, Resets & Power Management
  • Cortex-A9 Memory Management
  • Cortex-A9 Interrupt Controller
  • Initializing Cortex-A9 based Systems
  • L2CC – PL310
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Cortex-A9 Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-A9 Non-Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-A9 Integration

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