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ARM Cortex Core Microcontrollers
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Last updated: 2018. március 6.
EIT Digital Master School - Embedded Systems Track
Critical Embedded Systems specialization
To understand this subject, previous studies on 8-bit
microcontrollers, and basic knowledge of C programming language is required.
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goal of the subject is to introduce the new era of 32bit microcontrollers to
students, who are already familiar with the basics of embedded systems. The
lectures briefly overview the main differences between 8bit and 32bit micros,
and introduce the ARM Cortex M core series and the main microcontroller
families based on these cores. The lectures overview the internal architecture
of these microcontrollers and introduce their special complex peripherals like
NVIC, DMA, USB. The software development process of such high-performance
micros is also demonstrated during the lectures.
Brief overview of
Brief overview of microcontroller
history, and the trends of the last 10 years. Introduction to the ARM core
microcontrollers and their market role. The ARM7 core and its drawbacks. The
need for the ARM Cortex M cores.
ARM Cortex M cores
Properties of the ARM
Cortex M3 general purpose core, new features of the high performance M4, M7
cores, and specialties of the low power M0 core
Main features of ARM cortex cores:
architecture, instruction set, pipeline structure, memory mapping. The
differences in main features based on M Cores series: what differs in M0, M3,
M4, M7 cores, and what are the common features? Introduction to the
programmer's model and access modes of ARM Cortex M micros. The internal
peripherals of the ARM Cortex M series: NVIC, debug blocks, System timer and
Microcontrollers based on ARM
Cortex M cores
The evolution of
the internal structure of ARM Cortex M core microcontrollers
Internal bus architecture and their
evolutions from the simple AHB-APB structure to the multi master AHB bus-matrix
structure. Why the internal SRAM is separated to multiple banks? What are the
differences in the internal structure of M0, M3, M4, M7 cores?
The system control
block and its properties
The function of the system control
block. The clock tree structure of modern microcontrollers. The Flash
accelerator module: its role and evolution in different microcontroller
families. The after reset system start procedure, the purpose of the boot
Market leading ARM
Cortex M core microcontroller series
Features of the main
microcontroller lines of ST Microelectronics, NXP and Silicon Laboratories.
Characteristics and specialties of the main lines. Benchmark results.
Software development for ARM Cortex
M core microcontrollers
The structure and features of the Cortex
Microcontroller Software Interface Standard. The evolutions of the CMSIS. What
could be expected from the new versions? The role of CMSIS core: the structure
of the startup file and the SystemInit function. The functions and features of
the CMSIS Software Pack: CMSIS-RTOS, CMSIS-DSP, CMSIS-Drivers, CMSIS-DAP, their
influence to the development environments.
exercises: Low-level firmware programming
Basic programs based on the CMSIS
core support: How a C language program starts to run on a Cortex M
microcontroller, simple peripheral handling based on CMSIS core defines. How
are the special instructions of the core are handled in the CMSIS support?
and Integrated Development Environments
The firmware libraries of the main
microcontroller manufacturers: ST's Cube, NXP and Silicon Laboratories firmware
libraries, their architecture and feature sets. Integrated Development
Environments: Eclipse based solutions, the Coocox IDE, Simplicity Studio.
exercises: Firmware Library usage
Peripheral handling based on
firmware libraries. Interrupt and DMA programming, USB communication.
The ARM CMSIS-RTOS layer
and its connection to a Real-Time kernel
Introduction to the main features
of Real-Time Kernels using FreeRTOS. The purpose of the CMSIS-RTOS
exercises: Using Real-Time Kernels
Porting Real-Time kernels to a
Cortex M microcontroller. Task creation and synchronization, memory handling
and stack monitoring.
Introduction to the mbed.org
project: its goals and features. The architecture of the mbed SDK (Software
Development Kit), the purpose of the mbed HDK (Hardware Development kit).
exercises: Using the mbed environment
Examples with the online compiler.
Exporting out the code from the online compiler.
of ARM Cortex core micros
Debug and trace
blocks of ARM Cortex M core microcontrollers
The debug flow from the GDB through
a debug server to the debug block in the microcontroller. SWD, and JTAG based
debugging, the role of the AHB-AP. Microcontroller tracing. The ARM CoreSight
trace system and its main blocks: ITM, DWT, ETM.
Power saving modes in
Power saving modes in ARM Cortex
micros comparing to the traditional 8bit microcontrollers. What is the purpose
of the Back-up domains? How can the power consumption reduced in active and
power saving modes?
Introduction to the NXP4300
microcontroller series containing one Cortex M0 and one Cortex M4 core.
to the other ARM Cortex families
The ARM Cortex R series
The properties and features of the
ARM Cortex R core. architecture, instruction set, pipeline structure, memory
mapping. Introduction to the Hercules line of Texas Instruments.
The ARM Cortex A
Main features of the Cortex A core
series and the application processors based on it.
study period: 1 individually
Lecture slides, handouts
Yiu: The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M0, ISBN-13: 978-0123854773
Yiu: The Definitive Guide to ARM Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 Processors, ISBN-13:
Balázs SCHERER master lecturer, BME MIT
Dr. Csaba TÓTH associate professor, BME MIT