I know all the ARM cpu is named cortex,but I don't know what is the "cortex" mean all the time.Maybe it is combination by some words,but what words they are.I search some material,but did't get the answer.Do anyone know it mean?
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cor(e)+Tex(as Instruments) =CORTEX. some i red this. Kindly cross check.
May I ask you what's the tex specific mean?
I'd think it unlikely that the "Cortex" name would have anything to do with Texas Instruments as has been suggested.
It could be a simple marketing ploy. The name has "Core" in it; doesn't sound like anyone else's product lines; and if you search the web for a definition of "cerebral cortex" the first hit I get describes it as "the outermost layer of the brain that is associated with our highest mental capabilities", so implying that this family of Cortex processors are powerful, highly capable brains for your system.
As an engineer I'd want the name to stand for something, but this might just be a marketing thing.
Thank you very much for your answer.I search the ARM official website.I found a picture which show a brain on the CPU.
'Cortex' is a simply a markerting trademark , an brand for arm intellegent computing processor after arm11.
There is an new brand 'Neoverse' for arm processor for infrastructure products such as server, networking, edge...
Dear Zenon Xiu,
Thank you for your information.
Thank you for all your replay,I think I click the wrong key