Arm announces Custom Instructions for embedded CPUs and Mbed OS Partner Governance

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Arm CEO, Simon Segars has announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture.

Arm Custom Instructions will initially be implemented in Arm Cortex-M33 CPUs starting in the first half of 2020 at no additional cost to new and existing licensees, enabling SoC designers to add their own instructions for specific embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) applications without risk of software fragmentation.

In addition, Arm is moving to a new Mbed OS Partner Governance model, where its silicon partners can directly influence future development and enhance our efforts in building out new capabilities, features and functionality for our Mbed OS free open-source operating system. Any Mbed Silicon Partner Program member is welcome to join at no cost. Several of Arm’s silicon partners including Analog Devices, Cypress, Maxim Integrated, Nuvoton, NXP, Renesas, Realtek, Samsung, Silicon Labs and u-blox are already actively participating in the working group.

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