ARM® DesignStart™ with BaySand’s MCSC

ARM® Cortex®-M meets MCSC, $0 Upfront License Fee, Accelerated Success

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Design and commercialize your custom SoC with industry-leading Arm IP and BaySand services – instant access to evaluate, no upfront license fee to commercialize.

Evaluate Arm IP and commercialize a custom SoC with our comprehensive solution of industry-proven Cortex-M processors, subsystems, system IP and Artisan physical IP – all for a $0 upfront license fee.

By offering expert design services for embedding DesignStart processors, BaySand is further lowering the entry barrier and making it possible for companies to reap the benefits of custom SoCs using industry-standard processors – without the need to have in-house chip engineering expertise.

With over 20 billion combined shipments to date, the Arm Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors are used everywhere! By using this trusted and proven technology for your next project, combining with BaySand’s disruptive metal only configurable technology, the MCSC (Metal Configurable Standard Cell) Technology, you will have the fastest TTM, lowest NRE to accelerate your silicon success, the industry’s easiest and lowest-risk way.

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ARM-based CPU Advantages

ARM-based CPU offering exceptionally small silicon area, low power and minimal code footprint of the processor enables developers to achieve 32-bit performance at an 8-bit price point, bypassing the step to 16-bit devices.

The ultra-low gate count of the Cortex-M0 processor also enables its deployment in analog and mixed signal devices. Arm DesignStart provides the fastest, simplest, no-risk route to custom silicon success

Fast, simple and no-risk access + Design with confidence

The most accelerated route to success

ARM Cortex-M


  • Exceptionally Small

    Smallest footprint Arm processor with a total floorplan area of 0.007 mm².

  • Easy Development

    Simple and quick development. With just 56 instructions, it is possible to quickly master the entire Cortex-M0 instruction set and its C-friendly architecture.

  • Very Low Power

    Sleep, deep sleep and state retention are three low power modes available to the user.

Perfect for exceptionally small, energy-sipping devices, such as smart pills, smartwatches, smart clothing and industrial controls.

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  • Low Power

    Achieve exceptional 32-bit performance with low dynamic power, delivering leading system energy efficiency due to integrated software controlled sleep modes, extensive clock gating and optional state retention.

  • Mainstream Devices

    Develop solutions for a large variety of markets with a full-featured Armv7-M instruction set that has been proven across a broad set of embedded applications.

  • Balanced Performance & Efficiency

    Design the most optimal System-On-Chip with a processor that has the perfect balance between area, performance and power with comprehensive system interfaces and integrated debug and trace components.

Ideal for small devices, such as smart lighting, white goods, smart meters and IoT devices.

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BaySand Design Services – Silicon Enabler

DesignStart Program Partner: The Fastest Route to Silicon

BaySand’s technology and expert design services for Arm processors provides quick-to-market, low-cost ASIC solutions in competitive segments such as IoT, wearables, and appliances.

We enables our customers to differentiate their products with a customized ASIC solution with relative ease.

BaySand MCSC technology helps its customers in creating dedicated application platforms, such as IoT, that can be customized to address different needs of different users of the same platform, at a low cost and short time.

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