ARMv7-A Software Development

ARM Private Training Course


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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