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The ARM architecture describes a family of RISC -based computer processors designed and licensed by British company ARM Holdings . It was first developed in the 1980s [ 2 ] by Acorn Computers Ltd to power their desktop machines and subsequently spun off as a separate company, now ARM Holdings. Globally as of 2013 it is the most widely used 32-bit instruction set architecture in terms of quantity produced. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] According to ARM Holdings, in 2010 alone, producers of chips based on ARM architectures reported shipments of 6.1 billion ARM-based processors , representing 95% of smartphones , 35% of digital televisions and set-top boxes , and 10% of mobile computers . [ 5 ] As an IP core business, ARM Holdings itself does not manufacture its own electronic chips, but licenses its designs to other semiconductor manufacturers.
by Andreas Schwarz ARM is a company that develops processor cores. ARM does not produce any silicon itself, but licenses the IP (intellectual property) to semiconductor manufacturers who integrate the core with peripherals and RAM. Architectures The ARM7(TDMI) was the first ARM architecture that gained widespread use in small to medium-size microcontrollers.
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