IAR Systems introduced version 5.41 of the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. The latest version is highly optimized for code size and increased execution speed. The IAR Embedded Workbench version 5.41 performs up to 13% better on CoreMark benchmarks for Cortex-M0 compared to the previous version of IAR Embedded Workbench. IAR Embedded Workbench is compatible with other ARM EABI compliant compilers and over twelve ARM cores.
Triad Semiconductor announced the Mocha-1 array. According to Triad, the Mocha-1 is the first system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate the ARM Cortex-M0 with the via-configurable analog and digital functions. Triad’s Mocha-1 array enables electronic system designers to customize analog and digital features with lower power consumption and greater system cost savings than last-generation ASIC solutions.
The NXP LPC1100 is a family of ARM Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers. According to NXP, the LPC1100 is the lowest-priced 32-bit MCU solution in the market. Recommended distribution unit pricing in 10,000 piece quantities for the 33-pin package is: LPC1111FHN33/101 at US$0.65, LPC1112FHN33/101 at $0.75, LPC1113FHN33/201 at $0.85, and LPC1114FHN33/201 at $0.95, with Flash sizes of 8K, 16K, 24K and 32K respectively. In addition, 48-pin LPQFP and PLCC44 packages will be available for socketed applications. The NXP LPC1100 family will be available in early December 2009.