ARM Cortex-A12 MPCore Hardware Design

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This course is designed for those who are designing hardware based around the Cortex-A12 MPCore multiprocessor.


  • Some knowledge of embedded systems
  • Familiarity with digital logic and hardware/ASIC design issues
  • A basic awareness of ARM is useful but not essential


Hardware design engineers who need to understand the issues involved when designing SoC’s around the ARM Cortex-A12 MPCore multiprocessor.


3 days


  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Processor Overview
  • Cortex-A12 Processor Core
  • TrustZone Overview
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Memory Management Unit
  • Cortex-A12 Clocks and Resets
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Power Management
  • Introduction to AMBA 3
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 AMBA 4 Overview
  • CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect
  • Cortex-A12 Memory Sub-Systems
  • Interrupt Controller
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 System Design Considerations
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Debug
  • Cortex-A12 Configuration
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Implementation Overview
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 Booting
  • Cortex-A15/A12/A7 DFT & MBIST
  • Cortex-A12 Integration Summary

Notes: For students who do not have the pre-requisite knowledge of the ARMv7-A architecture and AMBA, we provide an optional one-day introductory course on these subjects.

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