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Cortex-M7 Processor

The ARM® Cortex®-M7 processor is the most recent and highest performance member of the energy-efficient ARM Cortex-M series, enabling partners to build the most sophisticated variety of MCUs and embedded SoCs. The Cortex-M7 has been designed to deliver a very high level of performance, while maintaining the excellent responsiveness and ease-of-use of the ARMv7-M architecture.

Key Benefits

  • Highest performance Cortex-M processor delivering the best in class integer, floating point and DSP performance
  • Low-power processor design with extensive clock and power gating, customizable to minimize power consumption and high energy efficiency
  • Flexible system and memory interfaces including AXI, AHB, caches and tightly-coupled memories
  • Safety-critical requirement support, with features like the error recovery through memory Error Correction Code (ECC), full data trace, and full safety documentation
  • C friendly programmer’s model and 100% binary compatible with existing Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processors

Applications

The Cortex-M7 processor's industry leading high-performance and flexible system interfaces are ideal for a wide variety of application areas including:

 
Automotive control
systems
Building automation
Connected clothing
Domestic household
appliances
Energy grid
Enterprise
Environmental
Farming
Identity & tracking
Industrial control
systems
Internet of Things (IoT)
Medical
instrumentation
Retail
Robotics
Sensor fusion
Smart city
Smart lighting
Smartwatch
Space
VR-AR
Wearables
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Related IP

The Cortex-M7 processor can be incorporated into a SoC using a broad range of ARM technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. It is fully supported by ARM development tools. Related IP includes:

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Support

ARM training courses and Active Assist on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the Cortex-M7 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.

 



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