ARM Unveils Cortex-M4 Processor

Posted: Feb 22 2010, 7:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:38pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

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ARM has debuted a new processor for digital signal control called the Cortex-M4. The processor is the latest member of the Cortex-M family and targets use in the motor control, automotive, power management, embedded audio, and industrial automation markets.

The processor has a single-cycle multiply-accumulate unit with an optimized single instruction multiple data set. The part features a 32-bit core that is capable of performance of 1.25DMIPS/MHz. The processor is supported by the ARM IP portfolio.

Features include an optional Memory Protection Unit, Thumb-2 instructions, and a Nested Vector Interrupt Controller. The CPU is targeted at 150MHz and is built on 65nm technology.

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