The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3


  • Joseph Yiu, Senior Embedded Technology Specialist, ARM Ltd., Cambridge, UK
  • Joseph Yiu, Senior Embedded Technology Specialist, ARM Ltd., Cambridge, UK

This user's guide does far more than simply outline the ARM Cortex-M3 CPU features; it explains step-by-step how to program and implement the processor in real-world designs. It teaches readers how to utilize the complete and thumb instruction sets in order to obtain the best functionality, efficiency, and reuseability. The author, an ARM engineer who helped develop the core, provides many examples and diagrams that aid understanding. Quick reference appendices make locating specific details a snap! Whole chapters are dedicated to: Debugging using the new CoreSight technologyMigrating effectively from the ARM7 The Memory Protection Unit Interfaces, Exceptions,Interrupts ...and much more!
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Embedded Software, Hardware and Systems Engineers, Programmers, Designers, Developers and Architects, Embedded Product Developers, Upper-level Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Electrical & Computer Engineering


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-963-8

Table of Contents

Introduction; Overview of the Cortex-M3; Cortex-M3 Basics; Instruction Sets; Memory Systems; Cortex-M3 Implementation Overview; Exceptions; The NVIC and Interrupt Control; Interrupt Behavior; Cortex-M3 Programming; Exception Programming; Advanced Programming Features and System Behavior; The Memory Protection Unit; Other Cortex-M3 Features; Debug Architecture; Debugging Components; Getting Started with Cortex-M3 Processor; Porting Applications from the ARM7 to the Cortex-M3; Starting Cortex-M3 Development Using the GNU Tool Chain; Getting Started with the KEIL RealView Microcontroller Development Kit; Programming the Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers in NI LabVIEW