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ARM Cortex-M4 Processor Wins National Microelectronics Institute Annual Award For Low Power Design

05 November 2010

WHAT:
The ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor has been awarded the National Microelectronics Institute’s Low Power Design Award.

The judges described the processor as “technically a jewel, highly innovative, with a strong environmental impact, and a huge market reach – the impact on mobile consumer applications is likely to be huge”. The award recognises innovative and novel designs that significantly reduce energy consumption without compromising the end-user functionality.

The Cortex-M4 processor is specifically developed to address digital signal control markets that demand an efficient, easy-to-use blend of control and signal processing capabilities. The combination of high-efficiency signal processing functionality with the low-power, low cost and ease-of-use benefits of the Cortex-M family of processors is designed to satisfy the emerging category of flexible solutions specifically targeting the motor control, automotive, power management, embedded audio and industrial automation markets.

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:

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ARM
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