Jessica Lipsky, EETimes
10/2/2014 07:30 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — ARM partners gathered here to discuss new use cases for the recently announced Cortex-M7, which promises performance of 5 CoreMark/MHz and 2.14 DMIPs/MHz. Freescale is one of several early ARM partners deploying the M7 in its SoCs; others include Atmel.
“The types of products that roll out around these processor cores are going to be significantly different, and it’s going to be pretty clear when you would use an M4 versus an M7 product,” Freescale global product marketing manager Steve Tateosian said during a panel discussion at Arm TechCon, held here.
“With that performance, it allows the users of the devices to focus on value-added applications rather than fine-tuning their code. You’re able to spend more time in a rich design environment designing features into your application rather than worrying about performance,” said Ian Johnson, senior product manager at ARM.
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