ARM Cortex-M3/M4 Software Development

ARM Private Training Course


This course is designed for engineers developing software for platforms based around the ARM Cortex-M3 or Cortex-M4 processors. The course includes an introduction to the ARM product range and supporting IP, the Cortex-M3/M4 core, programmers' model, instruction set and debug architecture. The course includes a number of hands-on practical exercises to reinforce the lecture material.


  • Some knowledge of embedded systems
  • A basic awareness of ARM is useful but not essential
  • Knowledge of programming in C
  • Experience of assembler programming is not required but would be beneficial


Software engineers writing application and system software for platforms using the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core.


3 days


  • Introduction to ARM
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Overview
  • ARMv7-M Programmers' Model
  • Tools Overview for ARM Microcontrollers
  • Keil MDK-ARM Introductory Workbook
  • CMSIS Overview
  • Cortex-M3/M4 Microarchitecture
  • ARMv7-M Assembly Programming
  • ARMv7-M Memory Model
  • ARMv7-M Exception Handling
  • ARMv7-M Complier Hints & Tips
  • ARM Complier Workbook
  • ARMv7-M Linker and Libraries Hints & Tips
  • ARMv7-M Synchronization
  • Embedded Software Development for Cortex-M Processors
  • Embedded Software Development Workbook
  • ARMv7-M Debug
  • ARMv7-M Memory Protection
  • ARMv7-M Extensions (Optional) 

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