ARM University Program

Preparing Students Today for Tomorrow’s Technology
The ARM University Program enables educational use of ARM technology. University courses and labs, student projects, and academic research in embedded systems, microprocessors/controllers, mechatronics, SoC design, computer architecture, and other areas all benefit from using ARM. The program provides a variety of teaching materials, hardware platforms, software development tools, IP, and other resources for educators, students, and researchers.

ARM University Program


Watch ARM University Program Educational Videos:

1) Embedded System Design Workshop Using Freescale Freedom


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2) Hands-on mbed Workshop:

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3) ARM Architecture Fundamentals:

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ARM - Xilinx SoC Lab-in-a-Box One day workshops

1. 14th and 15th April 2014 @ ARM Headquarters, Cambridge, UK

2. 11th May 2014 @ Room PHO117, Boston University, 8 Saint Mary's Street, Boston, MA, USA


The ARM and Xilinx University Program are hosting two One-Day workshops specifically for training Faculty and Researchers on the ARM SoC Lab-in-a-Box. The latter is based on the ARM Cortex™-M0 DesignStart™ processor core and Xilinx Vivado Design Tools. The one day workshop comprises lectures, hands-on exercises, and opportunities to network with experts from ARM and Xilinx.

The workshop focuses on designing AMBA® 3 AHB-Lite compliant hardware peripherals like UART, VGA, Timers etc. and integrating them onto a simple Cortex-M0 based SoC. The SoC will be programmed with KEIL MDK-ARM software suite, Xilinx Vivado Design Tools and prototyped on a Xilinx Nexys4 Artix-7 based FPGA board.


Attendees are expected to have access to ARM® DesignStart™ portal. (New users have to complete the portal registration to get access. At Stage4 of your DesignStart application process, please mention “Cortex M0-DesignStart for University” inside "Request summary" box for faster processing).

Attendees should bring a laptop running Windows OS with the Keil MDK-ARM evaluation software tool (free download) and Xilinx Vivado 2013.4 Webpack (free download).

Knowledge of digital design using Verilog/VHDL, FPGA synthesis flow and experience in programming micro-controllers will be helpful.

These special University workshops are completely free-of-charge for all academics and researchers. Attendees are expected to make their own travel arrangements.


For workshop at Cambridge, UK  (14th or 15th April) register online here: AUP Workshop Registration

For workshop at Boston University, USA (11th May) register online here: AUP Workshop Registration

*ARM University and Xilinx University programs reserve the right to accept or refuse registrations. 


If you have any further questions please write to university@arm.com or xup@xilinx.com


The ARM University Program officially partners with the following companies to enable their ARM processor-based technology in academia:
Cypress Semiconductor logo Slicon Laboratories logo 
Freescale logo NuvoTon logo
STMicroelectronics logo NXP logo 

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