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Arm Cortex-M0+ Software Design

Standard Level - 2 days

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Arm® Cortex®-M0+ Software Design is a 2-day class for software engineers developing software for platforms based around the Arm Cortex-M0+ processor core. Including an introduction to the Arm product range and supporting IP, the course covers the Arm Cortex-M0+ programmer's model, instruction set architecture and software development tools.

The class includes a number of worked examples developed by Arm to reinforce the lecture material.

Who should attend?

Software engineers writing application and system software for platforms using the Arm Cortex-M0+ processor core.


  • Some knowledge of embedded systems.
  • A basic awareness of Arm is useful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of programming in C.
  • Experience of assembler programming is not required but would be beneficial.

Training materials

This class uses training materials developed by Arm. Doulos is a global Arm Approved Training Center.


Day 1

Introduction to Arm

Cortex-M0+ Overview

Tools Overview for Arm Microcontrollers

Toolchain • Models • Debug & Trace • Development Boards

v6-M Programmerís Model

Data types • Core registers • Modes • Exceptions • Instruction • Set Overview

CMSIS Overview


v6-M Compiler Hints and Tips

Basic Compilation • Compiler Optimizations • Coding Considerations • Mixing C/C++ and Assembler • Local and Global Data issues

v6-M Memory Model

System Caches • Write Buffers • TCMs • Memory Types • Endianness • Address Map

Day 2

v6-M Exception Handling

Exception Model • Interrupts • Interrupt Handling • Prioritization and Control • Writing the Vector Table and Interrupt Handlers • Internal Interrupts and RTOS Support • Fault Exceptions

Embedded Software Development for Cortex-M Processors

Tailoring the C library to your target • Tailoring image memory map to your target • Reset and Initialization • Further memory map considerations • Building and debugging your image

Linker & Libraries Hints & Tips for Arm Architecture v6-M

Linking Basics • System and User Libraries • Veneers • Stack Issues • Linker Optimizations and Diagnostics • Arm Supplied Libraries • Scatter-loading

Cortex-M0+ Debug

Introduction to Debug • Debug Access Port (DAP) • Breakpoints/Watchpoints & Vector Catch • Cortex-M0+ Debug • System Control


Keil MDK Introductory Workbook • Arm Compiler Workbook • Embedded Software Development Workbook

Arm and Cortex-M0+ are registered trade marks of Arm Holdings Plc.
This course content is fully covered by the scheduled Doulos training class "Developing with Arm Cortex-M". Please enquire using the links below or contact your local Doulos office to discuss your specific requirements.
Course Dates:
September 21st, 2020 Paris, FR Enquire
October 26th, 2020 Ringwood, UK Enquire
October 26th, 2020 Munich, DE Enquire
November 10th, 2020 Ringwood, UK Enquire
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