ARM7/9 SoC Design
Standard Level - 4 daysview dates and locations
ARM7/9 SoC Design is a 4-day comprehensive class that introduces the current ARM architecture (ARM7, ARM9, ARM10 and ARM11) and their associated instruction sets. This course is only available for in-house training.
In the second part of the class, the emphasis is on integration and verification of IP blocks in an existing ARM (AMBA) based system.
The class familiarizes the delegates with the current ARM architectures ARM7, ARM9, ARM10 and ARM11, as well as the corresponding command sets ARM and Thumb. The core interfaces and AMBA interfaces will be explained in conjunction with integration and verification of IP blocks. You will find more detailed information in the structure and content part of this course description.
The workshops are based around carefully designed exercises to reinforce and challenge the extent of learning, and comprise approximately 50% of class time.
Who should attend?Hardware developers who wish to develop and verify System-on-Chip designs with ARM processors.
What will you learn?
- Introduction to the ARM processor architecture and pipelining
- ARM7TDMI / ARM9TDMI / ARM9E-S / ARM10 / ARM11 processor core
- Instruction set enhancements (v6)
- ARM, Thumb and DSP instruction sets
- ARM/Thumb interworking
- RealView Developer Suite (RVDS)
- Introduction to the AMBA 2.0 bus system (AHB, ASB, APB)
- ARM cache architecture and cache launch
- Embedded core debug
- Different approaches to ARM system verification
- Integration and verification of an IP block in an ARM (AMBA) system
Pre-requisitesAn in-depth knowledge of microprocessors is not essential, but would be advantageous. However, all participants must be computer literate and should have a basic understanding a programming language, e.g. VHDL or C.
Please contact Doulos direct to discuss and assess your specific experience against the Pre-requisites.
Training materialsThis class uses training materials developed by ARM®.
Structure and Content
The ARM ArchitectureOverview of ARM, registers, modes, exception handling, instruction sets, supporting technologies
ARM Processor CoreARM7TDMI and ARM9TDMI pipelines, datapaths and instruction decoding. Overview of ARM9E-S, ARM10, ARM11, StrongARM and XScale.
Real View Developer Suite (RVDS) OverviewCompilers, Assembler, Linker, Codewarrior, Debuggers
Real View Introductory WorkbookPractical work using RVDS
ARM and Thumb Instruction SetsOverview of the ARM and Thumb Instruction Sets. Includes practical work.
ARM / Thumb InterworkingMixing ARM and Thumb code in the same application
EDA ModelsSimulating the ARM, Modelgen, Co-verification
AMBAThe ARM on-chip bus architecture: AHB, ASB and APB
ARM Debug SolutionsOn-chip debug logic, breakpoints and watchpoints, debug communication channel, tools issues, system design considerations. EmbeddedICE-RT and RealMonitor. How to design-in and use ARM's Embedded Trace Module.
System Design ConsiderationsKey points in designing an ARM-based system
Other modulese.g. ARM7TDMI-S, ARM926EJ-S ARM PrimeCall Vectored Interrupt Controller…
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