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Created: ivey (29 Mar 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (30 Jul 2012)

The ARM (previously, the Advanced RISC Machine, and prior to that Acorn RISC Machine) architecture is a 16/32-bit RISC processor architecture. ARM processors are widely used in mobile devices because of its low power consumption. The ARM architecture provides support for the 32-bit ARM and 16-bit Thumb Instruction Set Architectures along with architecture extensions to provide support for Java acceleration (Jazelle™), security (TrustZone™), Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM), SIMD, and NEONTM technologies.

The ARM processor range provides solutions for:

  • Open platforms running complex operating systems for wireless, consumer and imaging applications.
  • Embedded real-time systems for mass storage, automotive, industrial and networking applications.
  • Secure applications including smart cards and SIMs.

Symbian devices are only ARM based.

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