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. Cortex-M0 is available to access for a low upfront cost with Arm DesignStart. The program helps companies to design innovative custom chips or FPGA designs, without compromising on time-to-market.
The exceptional code density of the Cortex-M0 significantly reduces memory requirements, which optimizes the use of on-chip Flash memory to save memory cost, reduce power, and increase performance. Take advantage of 32-bit processing intelligence at an 8/16-bit processor cost point.
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.
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).
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.
Find out why Cortex-M0 is the best match for low-cost, size-constrained devices.
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Cortex-M System Design Kit
The Cortex-M System Design Kit (CMSDK) is a comprehensive solution, including a selection of SoC infrastructure components, essential peripherals, example systems and drivers, and compilation and simulation scripts. It’s designed to work with Cortex-M processors out of the box to help integrate the processing subsystem into your product with minimum risk.
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