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
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.
Reduce power consumption and extend battery life with 10x acceleration of single-precision, floating-point operations with the built-in floating-point unit (FPU).
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.
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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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.
Sensor fusion is the process by which data is combined from multiple sensors to yield the best estimate of the state of the system being observed. Sensor combinations are widespread in applications such as medical instruments, unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics. Cortex-M7 includes several architectural enhancements that benefit sensor fusion algorithms.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are expanding and defining more applications than ever before, changing how we interact with devices and machines everywhere. Arm CPU processor IP is scalable and flexible enough to run any type of ML workload, today or in the future.
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