Real-Time Cortex Processor Portfolio Expanded for Use in Mobile Baseband, Mass Storage and Automotive Applications

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 9:10am
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ARM announced the launch of the ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. The move further extends the company’s leading real-time processor portfolio by providing scalable solutions for a broad range of high-performance, real-time embedded applications. The provision of a roadmap of Cortex R-Series processors also enables ARM Partners to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.

The real-time features of the two new Cortex-R series processors are particularly suited to advanced mobile baseband applications, such as LTE and LTE-Advanced, and includes support for high frequency interrupts along with fast and deterministic control of data transmission between cellular base-stations and mobile devices.

For HDD and SSD mass storage systems the Cortex-R series processors provide the optimum balance between processor performance, reliability and real-time response, along with ease of development and advanced CoreSight™ debug to support current and future system chip architectures that address this fast-moving market.

Industrial, automotive and medical: For embedded applications requiring high performance combined with high reliability, the new processors provide a suite of safety-critical features, including both soft and hard error management, redundant dual-core systems using two processors in lock-step and error correcting codes (ECC) on all external buses.

Both the Cortex-R5 MPCore and Cortex-R7 MPCore processors can be implemented as either single or dual cores. However, the Cortex-R7 MPCore processor features proven SMP multicore technology, including new real-time enhancements, enabling performance scalability and energy efficiency to be optimized for the intended application. These processors continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ARM architecture by delivering the most effective power-efficient solutions for mobile and portable products.


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