ST is the current leader in ARM Cortex-M series shipments, those microprocessors go into everything.
ARM Cortex-M4 with a DSP in the Freescale K60 Tower Board to demonstrate hardware accelerated Mp3 playback.
Ericsson is one of the leaders in cellular network infrastructure, for the past 4 years they also make HSDPA, HSPA+ and now also LTE modems to embed in Tablets, Laptops and more.
Rajiv Nema, product line manager, describes how Microsemi’s Smart Fusion works, to combined the ARM Cortex-M3 with FPGA to provide for customizable system on chip.
Mentor Graphics is one of the major EDA providers of the ARM industry. At their booth they are showing some impressive 3D graphical user interfaces that they say is easy and cheap to implement on ARM Powered devices to make them more appealing and to differentiate in the UI design, and they are also showing an auto-balancing lego robot built using Texas Instruments Sitara microcontrollers and the nucleus real-time software.
They are launching before Christmas, it’s a $299/299€ Android watch, running on the Freescale i.MX233 ARM9 processor, it has a 1.54″ capacitive touch screen, with Bluetooth it synchronizes with any Android phone, iPhone or other smartphone, there is an API to adapt Android apps to it.
Toshiba is doing a range of ARM Cortex-M series of processors used in a huge number of devices around the world.
Here are the parts used and their cost:
4x Linear Actuator – $240
96x RGB LED – $100
1x Infinity Mirror – $20
1x Joystick – $10
1x ARM Cortex-M0 – Less than $1
They can provide the IP to integrate PCI Express type 3 and USB3 on ARM Powered devices, for example and ARM Powered Laptop or Tablet.