As the first Cortex-M0 processor licensee, NXP will present fully functional ARM Cortex-M0 silicon demonstrations at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, March 30 – April 2. The NXP demonstration will showcase the Cortex-M0 processor’s energy efficiency and code density improvement.
NXP plans to introduce the Cortex-M0 processor based LPC1100 series to the broad market at the beginning of 2010. The LPC1100 will target battery applications, e-metering, consumer peripherals, remote sensors, and virtually all 16-bit applications.
“The Cortex-M0 processor takes the complexity out of using 32-bit processors. Customers can take full advantage of their existing ARM tool chains and preserve their software investment.” said Geoff Lees, vice president and general manager, Microcontroller Division, NXP Semiconductors. “In close cooperation with ARM, NXP will offer free Cortex-M0 architecture and software training and demonstrations at the Embedded Systems Silicon Valley show, the first of several shows where the silicon will be presented.”
“The ARM Cortex-M0 processor provides further evidence of ARM’s low-power technology leadership across the entire spectrum of digital applications, from ultra low power MCUs to high performance multicore processors,” said Mike Inglis, EVP and general manager, Processors Division, ARM. “The introduction of the first Cortex-M0 processor silicon just weeks after its public release is a fantastic achievement by NXP.”
NXP’s ARM microcontroller portfolio is based around the already well established cores from the ARM7TDMI, the ARM968, the ARM926, to the Cortex-M3 processors. This product portfolio includes the widest range of USB peripherals in the industry, the only Cortex-M3 microcontroller operating at 100 MHz, and the first device to offer high bandwidth performance with Ethernet, USB, and CAN.