NXP demonstrates world's first functional Cortex™-M0 silicon

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 31 July 2009



(2009), "NXP demonstrates world's first functional Cortex™-M0 silicon", Microelectronics International, Vol. 26 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2009.21826cad.007



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NXP demonstrates world's first functional Cortex™-M0 silicon

Article Type: New products From: Microelectronics International, Volume 26, Issue 3

NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced the world's first functional ARM® Cortex™-M0 silicon. The Cortex-M0 processor represents a breakthrough in terms of size, low power and energy efficiency while its simplicity makes it one of the easiest architectures to use on the market today. As the first Cortex-M0 processor licensee, NXP will present fully functional Cortex-M0 silicon demonstrations at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, March 30-April 2, booth 1010. The NXP demonstration will showcase the Cortex-M0 processor's industry leading energy efficiency and dramatic code density improvement.

Currently working with lead customers, NXP plans to introduce the Cortex-M0 processor based LPC1100 series to the broad market at the beginning of 2010. The LPC1100 will target battery applications, e-metering, consumer peripherals, remote sensors, and virtually all 16-bit applications.

NXP's industry leading ARM microcontroller portfolio is based around the already well established cores from the ARM7TDMI®, the ARM968™, the ARM926™, to the Cortex-M3 processors. This award winning product portfolio includes the widest range of USB peripherals in the industry, the only Cortex-M3 microcontroller operating at 100 MHz, and the first device to offer high bandwidth performance with Ethernet, USB, and CAN.

For further information, please visit the web site: www.nxp.com

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