Highest Performance Cortex-M 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. Highly energy efficient and designed for mixed-signal devices, Cortex-M7 is the highest-performance member of the family. Its DSP capability and flexible system interfaces makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications—from automotive and medical applications to sensor fusion and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Features and Benefits

Achieve More with the Highest Performance Cortex-M

The highest performance Cortex-M processor empowers embedded designers to develop feature-rich applications in the familiar and easy-to-use Cortex-M programmers’ model, without the need for complex operating systems.

High-Performance Floating-Point Processing

Reduce power consumption and extend battery life with 10x acceleration of single-precision, floating-point operations with the built-in floating-point unit (FPU).

Add Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Reduce chip system cost with combined control and signal processing in the same processor. Cortex-M7 simplifies signal processing, reduces development effort, and brings high performance DSP to the masses.

Block Diagram on Cortex-7.


The Cortex-M7 enables partners to build the most sophisticated variety of MCUs and embedded SoCs. Its industry leading high-performance and flexible system interfaces are ideal for a wide variety of application areas including automotive, industrial automation, medical devices, high-end audio, image and voice processing, sensor fusion and motor control.

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Key Documentation

Cortex-M7 Technical Reference Manual
Cortex-M7 Processor Datasheet
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Use Cases

Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life 

Increasingly, automated factories include autonomous robots that use machine learning and vision systems to enable them to work with less human control, or to operate in environments too harsh for humans. Cortex-M7 supports innovative MCUs for more intensive automation tasks.

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Find out how Cortex-M7 can improve performance and lower power consumption in your mixed signal applications.

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