NXP will license the new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, billed as the world's most energy-efficient ARM microprocessor.Â It has been optimised to enable ultra-low-power, entry-level 32-bit microcontrollers for intelligent sensors and smart control systems in a broad range of applications. NXP has over 70 Cortex-M0 device types shipping in high volume, which include a variety of integrated control and communication peripherals, such as segment LCD driver, CAN with on-chip CAN transceiver, Full-Speed USB, and single-supply 1.8V devices with a dual-voltage option.
â€œNXP has replaced many 8-bit microcontrollers with our Cortex-M0 products, now shipping in applications such as UPS, human interface devices, active cable and touchscreen,â€ said Alexander Everke, executive vice president and general manager, High Performance Mixed Signal business unit, NXP Semiconductors. â€œAs the most successful 32-bit microcontroller vendor to address the 8/16-bit market, NXP will further extend our leadership with the addition of the Cortex-M0+ processor.â€
â€œNXP was a lead licensee for the Cortex-M0 processor and has since enjoyed great success, with an extensive portfolio of Cortex-M0 processor-based devices for many customer applications, such as home appliances, white goods, smart metering, and motor control devices,â€ said Mike Inglis, executive vice president and general manager, processor division, ARM. â€œThe addition of a Cortex-M0+ processor license will help NXP further accelerate the move away from 8/16-bit and toward 32-bit applications.â€