ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Software Development

Course category
Training area
Course code
3 days
Additional information
Contact Feabhas (available for on-site delivery only)

This training course covers the issues involved in developing software for platforms powered by the ARM Cortex-A9 application processors.


  • Basic understanding of ARMv7-A exception model
  • Familiarity with ARM assembler and C programming
  • Experience of embedded system development is helpful but not essential

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at software developers writing low level and bare-metal code for ARMv7-A processors, concentrating on the Cortex-A15 processor.


  • Three days

Course materials:

  • Delegate handbook


Day 1:

  • Introduction to the ARM Architecture
  • Cortex-A9 MPCore Overview
  • Caches and Branch Prediction
  • Using the MMU
  • Writing C for ARM
  • Booting a Cortex-A9 MPCore - Booting Workbook

Day 2:

  • Barriers
  • OS Support
  • Synchronization
  • MP Programming
  • Programming the GIC - GIC Workbook

Day 3:

  • Cortex-A9 Power Management
  • Debug - PMU Workbook
  • NEON Overview
  • TrustZone