Cortex-A78 Software Development

Course Objectives

Cortex-A78 is the fourth generation high-performance CPU based on DynamIQ technology.
The most efficient premium Cortex-A CPU. 
Cortex-A78 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-A78 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-A78 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-A78 MPCore processor.

Additional Information

Evaluation & Certification

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