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 and DesignStart, 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 (DesignStart) that uses the components that you will have learned to create. 

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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.