ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) has announced the accessibility of the ARM Cortex-M System Design Kit (CMSDK), a system solution allowing Cortex-M processor licenses to get to silicon faster with reduced risks and focusing on differentiation, a report on ARM’s website said.
The CMSDK is perfect for semiconductor chip designers who are putting together ARM Cortex-M processors for the first time, and is specially designed to permit optimized and low gate tally in energy efficient implementations.
The kit will provide a working example structure around the Cortex-M series processor. This will include interconnects, baseline peripherals, software tests and drivers which is designed to collaborate with Cortex-M processors.
The kit will include example systems for ARM Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processors, peripherals to assist relocation of offered components from 8-bit or 16-bit systems, collected and simulated scripts for the Verilog environment, and software drivers and test codes for Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS).
The processors have witnessed a quick industry acceptance with a count of over 70 licenses all over the world in applications such as smart sensors, touch screen controls, motor control, metering and microcontrollers.