Tiny, 32-bit Processor

The Cortex-M processor series is designed to enable developers to create cost-sensitive and power-constrained solutions for a broad range of devices. Designed for smart and connected embedded applications, especially where size matters, the Cortex-M0 is the smallest Arm processor available, making it ideal for use in simple, cost-sensitive devices.

Features and Benefits
Reduce Cost and Power

The exceptional code density of the Cortex-M0 significantly reduces memory requirements, which maximizes the use of on-chip Flash memory to save memory cost, reduce memory power, and increase maximum performance. Take advantage of 32-bit processing intelligence at an 8/16-bit processor cost point.

Longer Battery Life

The Cortex-M0 processor allows developers to optimize power usage for specific applications with built-in, low-power features. With its three highly optimized low-power modes, the processor conserves energy to match processing demands.

Add Intelligence

The tiny footprint and extremely low-power requirements of Cortex-M0 mean that it can add intelligence to even the simplest of devices. It is available for no license fee, just a small success-based royalty through Arm DesignStart, ideal for smart sensors and mixed-signal systems on chip (SoCs).

Use Cases
Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

Wearables require a long battery life combined with low power consumption, contained in a small silicon area. Cortex-M0 offers a low-cost, small solution ideal for enabling wearables.

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Take a fast, simple, no-risk route to proven IP for custom silicon
success. DesignStart allows you to create a custom SoC with
Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors and system IP, with
a success-based royalty model and no upfront license fee.

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