software written for the ARM7TDMI processor is 100% binary-compatible with other members of the ARM7 family and forwards-compatible with the ARM9, ARM9E, and ARM10 families, as well as products in intel’s StrongARM and xscale architectures. This gives designers a choice of software-compatible processors with strong price-performance points. Support for the ARM architecture today includes:
operating systems such as windows ce, linux, palm os, and the symbian os
more than 40 real-time operating systems, including qnx, wind river’s vxworks, and mentor graphics’ vrtx
cosimulation tools from leading eda vendors
a variety of software development tools.