The Designer's Guide to the Cortex-M Processor Family

The Designer's Guide to the Cortex-M Processor Family

A Tutorial Approach

3rd Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Author: Trevor Martin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854948

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The Designer’s Guide to the Cortex-M Microcontrollers, Third Edition provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts required to develop programs in C with a Cortex-M based microcontroller. Sections cover architectural descriptions that are supported with practical examples, enabling readers to easily develop basic C programs to run on the Cortex-M0/M0+/M3 and M4 and M7 and examine advanced features of the Cortex architecture, such as memory protection, operating modes and dual stack operation. Final sections examine techniques for software testing and code reuse specific to Cortex-M microcontrollers. Users will learn the key differences between the Cortex-M0/M0+/M3 and M4 and M7; how to write C programs to run on Cortex-M based processors; how to make the best use of the CoreSight debug system; the Cortex-M operating modes and memory protection; advanced software techniques that can be used on Cortex-M microcontrollers, and much more.

Key Features

  • Includes an update to the latest version (5) of MDK-ARM, which introduces the concept of using software device packs and software components
  • Includes overviews of new CMSIS specifications
  • Covers developing software with CMSIS-RTOS, showing how to use RTOS in real- world design


Professional embedded systems engineers, software engineers developing embedded systems, students studying embedded systems using ARM technology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Cortex-M Processor Family
    2. Developing Software for the Cortex-M Family
    3. Cortex-M Architecture
    4. Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard
    5. Advanced Architecture Features
    6. Cortex-M7 Processor
    7. Debugging with CoreSight
    8. Practical DSP for Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M7
    9. CMSIS DSP Tutorial
    10. RTOS
    11. RTOS Techniques
    12. CMSIS-Driver
    13. Developing Advanced Applications
    14. Software Components
    15. Test Driven Development
    16. CMSIS Build
    17. Software Development

Product details

  • No. of pages: 746
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2022
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854948

About the Author

Trevor Martin

Trevor Martin graduated from Brunel University in 1988 with an Honors degree in electrical and electronics engineering. In the same year, he began work as a junior hardware engineer at Philips Medical Systems. He joined Hitex in 1992 as a technical specialist for 8-bit microcontroller development tools. This included the 8051,68HC11\05\08 microcontrollers. He also gained experience with networking protocols such as CAN, USB, and TCP/IP. Since 2000, he has been supporting ARM-based microcontrollers, initially ARM7 and ARM9 CPU then moving to Cortex-M processor. To promote these devices, he has worked closely with both NXP and ST and also TI and Freescale to a lesser extent. Since 2005, he has written a number of “Insider’s Guide” books that are introductory tutorials to ARM-based microcontroller families such as LPC2000, STR9, and STM32. He also runs regular training courses, a general Cortex Microcontroller workshop and also device-specific courses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Specialist, Hitex (UK) Ltd., Coventry, England, UK

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