What is it?
Crossover processors are simply high-performance MCUs
What problem does it solve?
MCU which excels in performance/price
What are the features and benefits?
High Performance, Real-time Processing
- Arm Cortex-M7 running up to 500 MHz with ultra-fast real-time responsiveness
- Low latency response of 20 ns
- 128KB TCM(Tightly Coupled Memory) at core frequency
- Lowest cost 500 MHz MCU solution
- 80LQFP package enables true two-layer PCB design
- Fully integrated PMIC with DC-DC
- Quad/Octal SPI NOR Flash memory interface
- USB 2.0 HS OTG interface with PHY
- I2S, S/PDIF audio interface
- Support for wireless standards such as Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, BLE, Zigbee®, Thread™
- Flexible interfacing through FlexIO
Easy to Use
- Leverages existing MCU software and toolchains
- EVK compatible with Arduino boards
What are the focus applications/markets?
Use cases have emerged where neither applications processors nor MCUs perfectly address the needs of the situation. A specific problem is when there is the need to scale to higher performance without having to run a full Linux machine.
A perfect example of this issue would be if an appliance designer wanted to add Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities (i.e., data processing, wireless connectivity) to their product design without drastically increasing the per-unit cost or greatly extending their time-to-market with an extensive redesign.