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ARMv8-A Software Development

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Summary:

This training course covers the issues involved in developing software for platforms powered by ARMv8 processors.

Prerequisites:

  • Thorough knowledge of the ARMv7-A Architecture
  • Familiarity with ARM assembler and C programming
  • Experience of embedded system development is an advantage

Audience:

This course is aimed at software developers and system architects developing for systems powered by ARMv8 processors. It is relevant for operating system development, device drivers, low-level coding and for application software. The course assumes prior knowledge of the ARMv7-A architecture and an optional introductory day is required for teams who do not have this.

Length:

3+ days

Modules:

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.

  • Introduction to ARMv8-A
  • AArch64 A64 ISA Overview
  • A64 ISA Workbook
  • AArch64 Exception Model
  • ARMv8 Exception Model Workbook
  • ARMv8-A Memory Management
  • ARMv8-A Memory Model
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • MMU and Cache Initialization Workbook
  • Barriers
  • Synchronization
  • Cache Coherency
  • OS Support
  • Booting
  • Security
  • Virtualization
  • Power Management for Cortex-A (Optional)
  • GIC Programming (Optional)
  • GICv2 Workbook
  • Debug (Optional)

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