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The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M3 by Joseph Yiu

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction

What Is the ARM Cortex-M3 Processor?

The microcontroller market is vast, with over 20 billion devices per year estimated to be shipped in 2010. A bewildering array of vendors, devices, and architectures are competing in this market. The requirement for higher-performance microcontrollers has been driven globally by the industry’s changing needs; for example, microcontrollers are required to handle more work without increasing a product’s frequency or power. In addition, ...

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