ARMv7-A Software Development

ARM Training Course

Details on this training course are provided below. Please contact Support for information about booking any of ARM's training courses.


This course covers the knowledge required for those developing software for platforms powered by ARMv7-A processors.


  • Basic understanding of ARMv7-A exception model (unless taking day 0)
  • Familiarity with ARM assembler and C programming
  • Experience of embedded system development is helpful but not essential


This course is aimed at software developers writing low level and bare-metal code for ARMv7-A processors.


3+ days


Optional Day 0:
Introduction to ARMv7-A
Required for audiences who do not have prior knowledge of the ARMv7-A Architecture, programmer's model, instruction sets, memory management and exception handling.

Day 1-3

  • Introduction to the ARM Architecture
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • Using the MMU
  • TrustZone
  • Synchronization
  • Programming the GIC
  • GIC Workbook
  • Cortex-A Power Management
  • Cache Coherency
  • OS Support
  • Barriers
  • Multi-Cluster
  • Debug
  • PMU Workbook
  • Writing C for ARM
  • NEON Overview
  • Virtualization

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