ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Optimized Macrocells (Osprey) 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


  • 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
  • Introduction to SMP & MESI
  • (Optional IEM)
  • AXI Protocol
  • AXI Interconnection Architectures
  • NIC301
  • AMBA Designer
  • APB
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Optimized Macrocells Overview
  • Cortex-A9 Processor Core
  • Cortex-A9 L1 Sub-Systems
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Sub-systems
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Interrupt Controller
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore L2 Interfaces
  • Cortex-A9 Memory Management
  • Initializing Cortex-A9 MPCore based Systems
  • L2CC – PL310
  • Introduction to CoreSight
  • Cortex-A9 Invasive Debug
  • Cortex-A9 Non-Invasive Debug
  • C-A9 MPCore Optimized Macocells functional Integration
  • C-A9 MPCore Optimized Macrocells Clocks, Resets & Power Management
  • C-A9MPCore Optimized Macrocells Physical Integration

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