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.