ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Hardware Design

ARM Private Training Course


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


4 days


  • ARM Architecture v7-A/R Overview
  • ARM v7-A/R Applications Level Programmers Model
  • ARM v7-A/R System Level Programmers Model
  • ARM v-7A/R Memory Model
  • ARM v7-A Virtual Memory System Architecture
  • ARM v7-A/R Exceptions
  • ARM v7-A Security Extensions
  • Micro-Architecture: Pipelines
  • Micro-Architecture: Memory
  • Introduction to SMP & MESI
  • AXI Protocol
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Overview
  • Cortex-A9 Processor Core
  • Cortex-A9 L1 Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Sub-systems
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore L2 Interfaces
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Configuration & Deployment
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Implementation Overview
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Clocks, Resets & Power Management
  • Cortex-A9 Memory Management
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Interrupt Controller
  • Initializing Cortex-A9 MPCore based Systems
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Cortex-A9 Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-A9 Non-Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Integration
  • L2CC – PL310
  • AXI Interconnection Architectures
  • NIC301

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