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ARM Cortex M7 is a Powerful Processor Aimed at IoT Devices

The Cortex A series of CPUs from ARM (NASDAQ:ARMH) are mainly used in smartphones and tablets, and while ARMv8 has heralded a set of features geared toward energy efficiency, the A series processors are too powerful for embedded devices. For this segment, ARM has the Cortex M series of low-power processors, which are used to power devices like sensor hubs, fitness trackers, smart thermostats and connected home hardware. One of the main differences between the Cortex M line from full-fledged mobile processors in the Cortex A series is that they do not feature a memory management unit, which is a controller that parses memory references