September 10, 2010 -- Toshiba Corporation has licensed the ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor. 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.
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