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Foundations of RISC-V Assembly Programming (LFD117x)

A basic understanding of the assembly language with RISC-V is vital for hardware-related programming. Tasks like debugging and identifying performance-critical program sections are easier to achieve with the foundations of Assembly.

Course Rating
3.9/5 Stars
Who Is It For

This course is designed for software developers who want to understand what instructions a RISC-V microprocessor finally executes for any software running on it. While this is an introductory course, developers should have a basic understanding of programming concepts and methodologies in order to benefit from the course material.
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What You’ll Learn

This course discusses the RISC-V GNU toolchain, the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), pseudo instructions and Assembly directives, the application programming interface, interfacing with C-libraries, disassemblies, and much more. Basic concepts like loops, conditionals, and functions are taught by developing Assembly programs running in a RISC-V Linux environment.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will help you gain hardware-specific RISC-V programming knowledge, preparing you to understand and debug RISC-V (dis)assembly applications, as well as program in RISC-V Assembly for hardware-related program tasks in (real-time) operating systems or compilers and much more.
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Course Outline
Welcome to LFD117x!
Chapter 1. General Information about Assembly Language
Chapter 2. Development Environments
Chapter 3. RISC-V Unprivileged ISA
Chapter 4. Programming RISC-V Assembly
Chapter 5. Using the System and Libraries
Chapter 6. Examples
Final Exam (verified track only)

System prerequisites:

  • Learners will need either a RISC-V system running Linux or a system for running QEMU.
Apr 2023
If you have experience with Linux, it was easy to set everything up. I was following along on Arch Linux, and had little issue building/using the free tools.
Apr 2023
Exactly what I needed in order to dive into the RISC-V assembly.
Jan 2023
I have a very basic knowledge of the subject, and found a lot of the starting material to be great at jogging my memory, as well as identifying the differences for the RISC-V chip. There were very few videos, which I think was fantastic, it is easier to jump around text than a video, but the videos were used where necessary, and the subtitles really helped. I am very glad I took the course, and enjoyed every minute.
Dec 2022
I really liked the practical examples in the course.