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Toshiba picks Cortex-M3 for car apps

Posted: 18 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MCU? microcontroller? 32bit processor?

ARM Holdings plc revealed that Toshiba Corp. has licensed its Cortex-M3 MCU for use in its automotive applications.

Automotive standard infrastructures such as Autosar (Automotive Open System Architecture) and JasPar (Japan Automotive Software Platform Architecture) are helping to move the automobile towards 32bit MCU architectures, ARM said.

The Cortex-M3 processor achieves performance of up to 1.25 DMIPS/MHz a processor of fewer than 40,000 gates complexity, ARM said. This design also integrates a number of system peripherals to support critical control tasks.

"The open nature of the ARM platform and tools, coupled with specific safety-robust IP, enables us to deliver the solutions our customers are demanding for the next generation of vehicles," said Yutaka Murao, System LSI Division senior fellow at Toshiba Semiconductor, in a statement issued by ARM.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times Europe

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