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Prototyping ARM Cortex-A Processors Using FPGA Platforms


With the increasing cost and complexity involved in new SoC (System-on-Chip) designs, FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) prototyping is becoming an increasingly important, or even crucial, part of new SoC projects. By offering a way to get to hardware sooner, FPGA prototyping allows hardware verification and software work to begin earlier, before first silicon, effectively pipelining the desi... » read more

Intelligent Power Allocation


The modern System-on-Chip (SoC) has higher thermal dissipation than its previous generations, because of the following factors: Increasing processor frequencies. Decreasing SoC package and device sizes. Higher levels of integration. Static power consumption trends with the most advanced SoC fabrication[1]. Faster frequencies mean faster switching, which means more power consumption... » read more

How To Implement A Secure IoT System On ARMv8-M


Attacks on IoT devices are guaranteed - they will happen! Therefore, system security needs to be easy and fast to implement. With ARM's newest embedded processors - the ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 with TrustZone for ARMv8-M - developers can take advantage of hardware-enforced security. Now, system designers have the challenge to extend security throughout the whole system. Join this techni... » read more

Intelligent Buildings


ARM believes that by 2035 one trillion devices will be connected to the internet. We will find a large number of them in the next generation of high performing buildings. According to McKinseyi, half the opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) vendors are expected to come from the built environment; from homes, buildings, factories and cities. More than 50 percent of the world’s seven b... » read more

System Performance Analysis At ARM


Performance analysis is a vital task in modern SoC design. An under-designed SoC may run too slowly to keep up with the demands of the system. An over-designed SoC will consume too much power and require more expensive IP blocks. At ARM we want to help our partners build SoCs that deliver the best performance within their power and area budgets. The simple truth is that this is more difficul... » read more

The Route To 5G


The mobile phone has seen explosive growth over the last two decades to become an essential part of our everyday lives. Right from the outset, ARM has been at the heart of these devices enabling ever more sophisticated capabilities whilst maintaining a focus on maximizing battery life through industry leading power efficiency. The complexity of smartphones is not often fully appreciated, with ... » read more

ARM Cortex-M For Beginners


The ARM Cortex-M family now has six processors. In this paper, we compare the features of various Cortex-M processors and highlight considerations for selecting the correct processor for your application. The paper includes detailed comparisons of the Cortex-M instruction sets and advanced interrupt capabilities, along with system-level features, debug and trace features, and performance compa... » read more

Introduction to ARM Cortex-M23 And Cortex-M33 Processors With TrustZone For ARMv8-M


Given the rising demand for IoT, next generation ARM® Cortex-M processors have been designed with the technology required to become the security foundation for all embedded systems. The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 processors maintain the expected characteristics of the embbeded profile such as real-time deterministic interrupt response, low power, low area, ease of development, and 32-bit perfor... » read more

ARM Cortex-A32 – The Logical Choice For Rich Embedded


The whitepaper explains how the ARM Cortex-A32 processor is an ideal stepping stone into the Cortex-A family for traditional Cortex-M products which can benefit from a richer operating system environment, or from the additional performance and features that Cortex-A processors can provide. The paper details the enhancements of the Cortex-A32 and draws architectural comparisons to the feature... » read more

Intelligent Flexible IoT Nodes


The media is buzzing with articles every week about the benefits of deploying IoT systems across various industries. Some forecasts mention the trillions of dollars that will be saved on a global scale from such deployments and the dramatic boost to those companies that make it all possible. At the heart of this global deployment is the IoT node, a sensor that converts the physical world to dig... » read more

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