The SC300 processor is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, leveraging its excellent mix of architectural features, high performance and very low costs. It uses the Thumb-2® instruction set, delivering 32-bit high performance at 16-bit levels of code density.
The SC300 processor includes a configurable Nested Vector Interrupt Controller (NVIC) for highly deterministic and low interrupt latency, crucial for running multiple security algorithms and communication interfaces concurrently.
With its highly advanced debug features and standardized peripheral models, the SC300 processor helps OEMs to reduce drastically software development overheads by easing code portability and reusability with the resultant time-to-market significantly reduced.
Leading Power Efficiency
With high performance and low dynamic power consumption, the SC300 processor delivers leading power efficiency. Coupled with integrated sleep modes and optional state retention capabilities, the SC300 processor ensures there is no compromise for applications requiring low power and strong performance.
Based on a 3-stage pipeline optimized for executing directly from flash memory, the processor delivers outstanding efficiency in real world applications.
The processor executes Thumb-2 instruction set for optimal performance and code size, including hardware division, single cycle multiply, and bit-field manipulation.
Tightly Integrated Interrupt Handling
The SC300 processor integrates the Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller (NVIC) to deliver exceptional response to interrupts. The NVIC is highly configurable at design time to deliver up to 240 system interrupts with individual priorities, dynamic reprioritization and integrated system clock.
Simple Programming Target
With all exception handling executed in hardware the processor removes the need to program in assembler code, provides an excellent platform for C code, and significantly accelerates development time.
Over 650 members in the Connected Community supporting the Cortex-M3 based SC300
- Broadest ecosystem of compilers, debuggers and RTOS tools in the industry
- Plentiful design services partners to aid in design task
- Large variety of third party IP available to integrate with processors