The ARM architecture (originally the Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture that is widely used in a number of applications. ARM variants are in widespread use in embedded and low-power applications due to their power saving design features.
ARM?s approach has been to design RISC core architectures with instruction sets that provide efficient support for particular applications, with an optimal balance between hardware and software implementation.
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.