Classic Processors

Arm classic processors include the Arm11, Arm9, and Arm7 processor families. These processors are still widely used around the globe, providing cost-effective solutions for many of today's applications.

To find out more about how to use these processors, see the links to the documentation below.

Arm 11

The Arm11 family includes four processors:

  • Arm11MPCore introduced multicore technology and is still used in a wide range of applications.
  • Arm1176JZ(F)-S is the highest-performance single-core processor in the Classic Arm family. It also introduced TrustZone technology to enable secure execution outside of the reach of malicious code.
  • Arm1156T2(F)-S is the highest-performance processor in the real-time Classic Arm family.
  • Arm1136J(F)-S is very similar to Arm926EJ-S, but includes an extended pipeline, basic SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instructions, and improved frequency and performance.

Arm11 processor documentation

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Arm Security Technology Building a Secure System using TrustZone Technology

Arm 9

 The Arm9 family includes three processors:

  • Arm968E-S is the smallest and lowest-power Arm9 processor, built with interfaces for Tightly Coupled Memory and aimed at real-time applications.
  • Arm946E-S is a real-time orientated processor with optional cache interfaces, a full Memory Protection Unit, and Tightly Coupled Memory.
  • Arm926EJ-S is the entry point processor capable of supporting full Operating Systems including Linux, WindowsCE, and Symbian.

Arm9 processor documentation

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Arm 7

The Arm7TDMI-S is an excellent workhorse processor capable of a wide array of applications. Traditionally used in mobile handsets, the processor is now broadly in many non-mobile applications.

Arm7 processor documentation

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