The first Arm processor designed specifically for implementation in FPGAs.
The Cortex-M1 processor targets FPGA devices and includes support for leading FPGA synthesis tools, allowing the designer to choose the optimal implementation for each project.
The Cortex-M1 processor enables OEMs to achieve significant cost savings through rationalization of software and tools investments across multiple projects spanning FPGA, ASIC and ASSP, plus greater vendor independence through use of an industry-standard processor.
Arm DesignStart FPGA provides instant and free access to Cortex-M1 soft CPU IP for use on FPGA designs for prototypes and commercial deployments.
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Arm Cortex-M1 processor
|Bus Interface||AMBA AHB-Lite, Von Neumann Bus Architecture with optional Tightly Coupled Memory interfaces (I-TCM and D-TCM)|
|ISA Support||Thumb/Thumb-2 subset|
|Multiplier||Options of fast or area optimized 32-x32 multiplier|
|Bit Manipulation||Bit banding region can be implemented with Corstone Foundation IP
|Interrupts||Non-maskable interrupt (NMI) +1 to 32 interrupts (configurable)|
|Wakeup Interrupt Controller||None|
|Interrupt Priority Levels||4 priority levels per interrupt|
|Instruction and Data Tightly Coupled Memories||0K - 1024K (configurable)|
|Debug||Full or reduced debug (full - 4 breakpoint comparators, 2 watchpoint comparators)|
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Performance Efficiency: 1.85 CoreMark/MHz* and 0.8 DMIPS/MHz