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.


NEWS: ARM University Program launches Embedded Systems Education Kit


ARM University Program


Workshop on Advanced Embedded System Design and Programming on ARM-based Microcontrollers

When: 17th and 18th November 2014

Venue: ARM Headquarters, Cambridge

This November, the ARM University Programme will be running professor workshops on advanced embedded system design and programming on ARM-based microcontrollers. These will consist of two half-day workshops: one on digital signal processing and the other on operating system design. The workshops are based on two ARM University Program Lab-in-a-Box products targeted at the same ARM Cortex®-M4 based microcontroller board, namely the STM32F4Discovery board from STMicroelectronics.

Workshop Overview

The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) half-day workshop is based on the ARM University Program DSP Lab-in-a-Box. It takes advantage of the cost effectiveness of  many ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontroller boards to provide educators with affordable practical solutions to teach DSP concepts effectively. It contains rigorous teaching materials, including lecture slides and laboratory manuals, as well as numerous example projects for use with the Keil® MDK-ARM development software. The workshop will feature a demonstration of selected program examples as well as an overview of the complete DSP Lab-in-a-Box offer.

The Operating System (OS) Design half-day workshop is based on the ARM University Program OS Lab-in-a-Box and covers some of the most important aspects of OS design. The workshop will walk you through the fundamentals of operating systems with particular emphasis on the ARM Keil RTX real time operating system. The ARM Cortex-M4 based ST DiscoveryF4 board, first seen in the DSP workshop will be used again in this workshop.


Digital Signal Processing: Dr. Donald Reay is a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.

Operating Systems Design: Dr. Alex Dean is an Associate Professor at the North Carolina State University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Center for Efficient, Scalable and Reliable Computing.


You will need to bring your own laptop running Windows. Please download and install the evaluation version of MDK in advance, from http://www.keil.com/arm/mdk.asp . Each attendee will receive a STM32F4Discovery board, a Wolfson audio card with associated connectors, as well as a 12-month license for the full professional Keil MDK-ARM development software.

These special University workshops are completely free-of-charge for all academics and researchers*. Attendees are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Please note that ARM cannot cover any associated travel and accommodation costs in attending these events. 


Please register online here: AUP Workshop Registration

*ARM University program reserves the right to accept or refuse registrations.

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

Watch ARM University Program Educational Videos:

 ARM University program - Learn DSP on ARM


ARM University Program - Learn Embedded Systems Design on ARM based Microcontrollers  


Embedded System Design Workshop Using Freescale Freedom


 Trouble viewing the video? Click here

Hands-on mbed Workshop:

(Trouble viewing this video on a mobile device? Open the mobile version)

 ARM Architecture Fundamentals:

(Trouble viewing this video on a mobile device? Open the mobile version)

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 

news icon Subscribe to the University Newsletter! "Like" the ARM University Program Facebook page!
podcast icon Check out our Podcasts on iTunes U! Follow the ARM University Program on Twitter!


We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use our site you consent to our cookies.

Change Settings

Find out more about the cookies we set