ARM Cortex-M3-M4 Hardware Design

ARM Private Training Course


This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the ARM Cortex-M3/M4 core. Including an introduction to the ARM product range and supporting IP, the course covers the ARMv7-M instruction set and exception handling, Cortex-M3/M4 implementation, power management, memory protection and AMBA on-chip bus architecture. The Cortex-M3/M4 debug architecture is also covered. The course includes a number of worked examples to reinforce the lecture material.


  • 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-M3/M4 core.


3 days


  • Cortex-M3/M4 Introduction
  • ARMv7-M Programmers Model
  • ARMv7-M Assembler Programming
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Microarchitecture
  • AMBA AHB-Lite
  • Cortex-M3/M4 System Interfaces
  • ARMv7-M Exception Handling
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Clocks, Resets, Power
  • SysTick Timer
  • ARMv7-M Memory Model
  • ARMv7-M Memory Protection
  • Cortex-M4 Details (Optional)
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Debug and Trace Overview
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Trace
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Examples
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Implementation
  • Cortex-M System Design Kit (Optional)
  • ARMv7-M Extensions (Optional)

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