Author: Joseph Yiu
Date of publication: December 2009
The Cortex-M3 processor is a welcome newcomer to the world of embedded processors. This processor is low in cost and power consumption and highly reconfigurable. This guide not only provides an overview of the Cortex-M3 processor to embedded hardware and software engineers, but details all of the benefits that one can achieve with its use. An introduction to the new architecture, instruction set summary, hardware features, and an overview of the debugging system are all included. Application examples are presented including basic steps of software development using ARM tools and the GNU toolchain.