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ARM’s Ultra Low Power Cortex-M0 Processor Licenced to Toshiba Corporation

24 September 2010

 WHAT:
ARM has licensed the ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor to Toshiba Corporation. The Cortex-M0 processor was chosen as it offered significant technical advantages, a broad ecosystem software development tools support, and a future proof solution through upwards compatibility with the Cortex-M family.

Toshiba has been an ARM Partner since 1999 and the Cortex-M0 processor will complement the Toshiba’s TX03 Cortex-M3 processor-based microcontroller series which was launched in 2008.

“It is a fantastic testimony to the success of the Cortex-M processor series that leading device designers like Toshiba are adopting the Cortex-M processors for their future designs,” said Eric Schorn, VP marketing, Processor Division, ARM.

The Cortex-M0 processor is the lowest power and smallest 32-bit ARM processor. It offers an optimal blend of ultra low-power, energy-efficiency and low gate count, with binary upwards compatibility with the higher performance ARM Cortex-M3 processor. This makes it an ideal next step for embedded applications that outgrow legacy 8-bit microcontrollers, skipping the need for 16-bit devices.

WHO:
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

·         http://twitter.com/ARMMobile

·         http://twitter.com/ARMCommunity

·         http://twitter.com/ARMEmbedded

·         http://twitter.com/ARMLowPwr

·         http://twitter.com/KeilTools

 

 

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Alan Tringham                                    Charlene Marini
ARM                                                   ARM
+44 1223 400947                                +1 408-576-1131
alan.tringham@arm.com                   charlene.marini@arm.com