ARM launches Cortex-R processors

Strapping English developer of low-power processors ARM has launched two R-Cortexes, namely the R5 and R7 MPcore. Both are intended for use in 3G and 4G (LTE, not WiMax) mobile baseband applications, as well as in mass storage devices, cars and industrial equipment.

The Cortex R5 is the successor to the Cortex-R4 and has an extended feature set. Features include a high priority low-latency peripheral port (LLPP) for fast peripheral reads and writes, and an accelerator coherency port (ACP) providing cache coherency for increased data transfer efficiency.

ARM claims its bigger brother, the Cortex R7, is really a lot better than the rest of the R series. It has more bang for its buck thanks to including out-of-order execution, dynamic register renaming alongside improved branch prediction, superscalar execution and faster hardware support for divide, floating point and other assorted licorice.

ARM claims the R7 has all the real-time shebang for up-and-coming mobile handsets and storage devices packing chips made in 28nm processes.

“The simultaneous launch of the Cortex-R5 and Cortex-R7 MPCore processors clearly delineates our leadership position as the architecture of choice for current and future mobile baseband and advanced storage applications, as well as building on our unparalleled position in the wider embedded market,” blathered Eric Schorn, an ARM VP, in a statement written for him by flacks.

The content of the pre-prepared quote ought to sound audacious and painful to Chipzilla and its lesser X86 competitor due to all the leadership babble. After all, nothing hurts the hubris of a corporation’s managers than painfully recognising they totally missed out on a market. Or two, in the case of AMD.