Cortex-A77 Software Development

Course Objectives

Cortex-A77 is the third generation high-performance CPU based on DynamIQ technology.
Leadership performance and efficiency for 5G mobile solutions. 
Cortex-A77 MPCore software development is a 4 days ARM official course.
The course goes into great depth and provides all necessary know-how to develop software for systems based on Cortex-A77 processors.  
The course introduces the ARMv8-A architecture and its extensions, instruction set, and the new model to handle interrupts and exceptions. 
The course continues by covering the Cortex-A77 MPCore architecture based on DynamIQ technology, memory management unit, memory model, cache and branch prediction, cache coherency, processes synchronization, boot process, barriers, virtualization, Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC), System MMU (SMMU), power management, debug, security, RAS support, and DynamIQ Shared Unit (DSU).

General Information


  • ARMv7-A architecture
  • Computer architecture background
  • C and Assembler
  • Experience in developing embedded systems

Duration & Attendance

4 days

Target Audience

Software engineers that would like developing software and BSP for platforms based on ARMv8-A Cortex-A77 MPCore processor.

Additional Information

Teaching Methods & Tools

  • ARM official course book

Evaluation & Certification

At the end of the course the participant will receive a certificate from ARM.