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Arm Cortex-M1 FPGA Design

Standard Level - 3 days

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Arm® Cortex®-M1 FPGA Design is a 3-day class for engineers designing hardware based around the Arm Cortex-M1 core. The Arm Cortex-M1 is the first Arm core especially designed and optimised for the use in FPGAs. Most FPGA vendors support the core in their design flow (Altera, Actel, Xilinx). The class includes an introduction to the Arm product range and supporting IP, programmer's model, instruction set architecture, AMBA on-chip bus architecture and Cortex-M1 debug architecture options. The class includes a number of worked examples developed by Arm to reinforce the lecture material.

Who should attend?

Hardware and System design engineers who need to understand the issues involved when designing FPGA's around the Arm Cortex-M1 core.


Some knowledge of embedded systems and familiarity with digital logic and hardware/FPGA design issues. A basic awareness of Arm is useful but not essential.

Training materials

This class uses training materials developed by Arm®. Content

Structure and Content

  • Cortex-M1 Overview
  • Cortex-M1 Programmer's Model and Instruction Set
  • Cortex-M1 Processor Core
  • Interrupt and Exception Handling
  • Cortex-M1 Memory Map and Memory Types
  • Cortex-M1 System Interfaces
  • Cortex-M1 Clocks, Reset, Power Management
  • Cortex-M1 Debug Architecture options
  • Cortex-M1 Integration
  • Cortex-M1 Implementation, Configuration and Deployment
Hands on can be done with MDK (Keil IDE) or Eclipse / RVDS

Arm and Cortex-M1 are registered trade marks of Arm Holdings Plc.

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