We are very pleased to announce a new online training topic – Arm GICv3/v4 Essentials.
This course brings the subject of Arm’s Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC) architecture specification to life. A key component of any SoC is managing and directing the flow of interrupts between the core and peripherals within the system. Arm’s GIC architecture provides a foundation for implementing this control which is expressed in our range of CoreLink GIC implementations.
The course is relevant to anyone who needs an understanding of the GIC's role in the system, especially if you need to write software that works with the GIC in your system.
Watch a short preview of the course below:
The course begins by taking you through the basics of the GIC’s architecture and how it has evolved since v1. If you are new to interrupt controllers, there is a quick introduction to controllers and interrupt types. We take you through the GIC’s programmable interfaces and how they are used to initialize a GIC and configure interrupts. We then shown how interrupts can be grouped to manage running priority. We also explain interrupt handling, acknowledging interrupts and finally, we describe how interrupts deactivate as they complete their operation.
At the end of this topic you will have a fuller understanding of how the GIC operates and its place within a modern SoC. You will be able to name the different types of interrupt supported by a GIC, and be able to describe how those interrupts are configured and handled by software. This is crucial whether you are a software engineering programming the GIC or a hardware engineer integrating a system containing a GIC.
Our online training provides a structure of byte-sized videos and text articles that you can delve into in your own time. You can check your knowledge and understanding by taking the test. Why not try taking it before you start viewing the content and again at the end to see how you improve?
Access to Arm GICv3/v4 Essentials costs $99 for three months' access.
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