ARM University Program

Preparing Students Today for Tomorrow’s Technology

The ARM University Program enables educational use of ARM technology. University courses and labs, student projects, and academic research in embedded systems, microprocessors/controllers, mechatronics, SoC design, computer architecture, and other areas all benefit from using ARM. The program provides a variety of teaching materials, hardware platforms, software development tools, IP, and other resources for educators, students, and researchers.

NEWS: The ARM University Program Launches the Graphics and Mobile Gaming Education Kit

ARM Launches the Graphics and Mobile Gaming Education Kit in partnership with Chukong Technologies and Rockchip Microelectronics. The kit enables educators worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of graphics and mobile game design using state-of-the-art technologies from the ARM eco-system.


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Imperial College London

Dr. Amit Manthanwar from Imperial College London discusses the challenges in introducing microcontrollers to non CS and EE students.  By adopting ARM University Program¹s Lab-in-a-Box Dr. Manthanwar  been able to generate interest and enthusiasm in his students adopting microcontrollers in their projects.


London Southbank University

Dr. Steve Alty from London Southbank University discusses the benefits of adopting the NXP mbed Lab-in-a-Box from ARM in his teaching programme


University of Cambridge

Dr. Boris Adryan uses the Freescale Lab-in-a-Box to help students at the Cambridge Systems Biology Center understand microcontrollers, with a view to incorporating them into research projects.  

The ARM University Programme Workshop on Embedded Systems & the Internet of Things Using the Cypress PSoC4 Platform 

This May, the ARM University Programme in partnership with the Cypress University Alliance and the Technische Universitat Munchen will be running a one-day Professor Workshop on Embedded Systems and Internet of Things Using the Cypress PSoC4 BLE platform at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center in Munich.

The objective of this workshop is simple: train the trainer, so you are able to share this knowledge with your colleagues and students. We have assembled an excellent team of trainers to ensure that you have a highly productive day.


  • Welcome and Introduction to the ARM University Programme (AUP) by the University Programme Manager for EMEA, Robert Iannello
  • Introduction to the ARM Introduction to the Cypress PSoC Creator integrated design environment
  • Introduction to BLE and the PSoC 4 BLE architecture
  • Hands-on lab exercises Q&A and networking discussions


Patrick Kane Director, Cypress University Alliance

Dr. Sean Hong Senior Content Creator, University Programme,

Matthias Hertel Product Specialist, Development Solutions, ARM


"Seminarraum 1" at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Munich, Germany (Directions to the LRZ)


These workshops are exclusively for teaching faculty and post-graduate members of academia, and will provide you with the knowledge needed to teach students to use these tools in Labs and Projects. Attendees who complete the full day of training will receive copies of all the training materials used.


The primary workshop is on Wednesday the 27th May.  If there is sufficient demand, a second workshop will run on Thursday the 28th May.

Registration at 9:00, workshop begins at 9:30. Close by 17:00


Our Professor Workshops are completely FREE-OF-CHARGE for all members of academia. Lunch along with morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided during the day.


These workshops are only open to post-graduate members of academia.

We reserve the right to accept or refuse registrations based on our wish to enable the broadest spectrum of universities to participate.

Please note that ARM cannot cover any associated travel and accommodation costs in attending these events.


Please register online here: AUP Workshop Registration

Workshop confirmations will be issued in May. Final timing and travel advice will be issued with the confirmations.


You will need to bring your own laptop running Windows operating system. Please download and install the evaluation version of MDK in advance, from http://www.keil.com/arm/mdk.asp.

You will also need to install the CY8CKIT-042-BLE Kit Complete Setup from here.


If you have any further questions please write to university@arm.com

We look forward to seeing you in Munich!






ARM - Xilinx SoC Lab-in-a-Box One day workshop

When: 16th December 2014

Venue: Grand Sala Conference room, Hotel Cidade De Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Goa, India

The ARM and Xilinx University Program are hosting a One-Day workshop specifically for training Faculty and Researchers on the ARM SoC Lab-in-a-Box. The latter is based on the ARM Cortex™-M0 DesignStart™ processor core and Xilinx Vivado Design Tools. The one day workshop comprises lectures, hands-on exercises, and opportunities to network with experts from ARM and Xilinx.

The workshop focuses on designing AMBA® 3 AHB-Lite compliant hardware peripherals like UART, VGA, Timers etc. and integrating them onto a simple Cortex-M0 based SoC. The SoC will be programmed with KEIL MDK-ARM software suite, Xilinx Vivado Design Tools and prototyped on a Xilinx Nexys4 Artix-7 based FPGA board.


Attendees are expected to have access to ARM® DesignStart™ portal. (New users have to complete the portal registration to get access. At Stage4 of your DesignStart application process, please mention "Cortex M0-DesignStart for HiPC2014" inside "Request summary" box for faster processing).

Attendees should bring a laptop running Windows OS with the Keil MDK-ARM evaluation software tool (free download) and Xilinx Vivado 2014.2 Webpack (free download). Knowledge of digital design using Verilog/VHDL, FPGA synthesis flow and experience in programming micro-controllers will be helpful. These special University workshops are completely free-of-charge for all academics and researchers. Attendees are expected to make their own travel arrangements.

REGISTRATION: ARM - Xilinx SoC Lab-in-a-Box One day workshop registration

Contact:   If you have any further questions please write to university@arm.com

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