System-on-Chip Design with Arm Cortex-M Processor

By: Joseph Yiu
ISBN 978-1-911531-19-7

The Arm Cortex-M processors are already one of the most popular choices for loT and embedded applications, with over 45 billion chips shipped worldwide to date. With Arm Flexible Access, accessing Arm Cortex-M processor IP is fast, affordable and easy. This eBook introduces all the key topics that system-on-chip (SoC) and FPGA designers need to know when integrating a Cortex-M processor into their design, including bus protocols, bus interconnect, and peripheral designs.

Joseph Yiu is a distinguished Arm engineer who began designing SoCs back in 2000 and has been a leader in this field for nearly twenty years. Joseph’s book takes an expert look at what SoC designers need to know when incorporating Cortex-M processors into their systems. He discusses the on-chip bus protocol specifications (AMBA, AHB, and APB), used by Arm processors and a wide range of on-chip digital components such as memory interfaces, peripherals, and debug components. Software development and advanced design considerations are also covered. The journey concludes with ‘Putting the system together’, a designer’s eye view of a simple microcontroller-like design based on the Cortex-M3 processor that uses the components that you will have learned to create. 

SoC Design

By downloading and reading this free System-on-Chip Design with Arm Cortex-M Arm Reference eBook, you can start to incorporate and optimize these Arm technologies that are the choice of leading IoT designers.