Arm classic processors include the Arm11, Arm9, and Arm7 processor families. These processors are still widely licensed 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.
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.
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.
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.