ARM introduces Cortex-M3 processor for low-cost apps

ARM today announced at the first annual ARM Developers' Conference in Santa Clara the launch of the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which is specifically designed to meet the requirement for high system performance in extremely cost-sensitive embedded applications, such as microcontrollers, automotive body systems, white goods, and networking devices.

This processor is the first member of the new ARM Cortex family of CPU cores, and underlines ARM's strategy of delivering technology around targeted market applications and performance requirements. The ARM Cortex family enables chip manufacturers and OEMs to standardize around a single architecture from low-end microcontrollers to high-performance applications processors with Thumb -2 technology, significantly reducing development costs and increasing enterprise efficiency.

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