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.

With over 20 billion devices in the market, developers have assurance their processor meets the exacting nature of their applications and can leverage the mature tools ecosystem that has evolved over 20 years.

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ARM Classic Processor Families

Introduced in 1994, the ARM7 processor family has been immensely successful, and has helped establish ARM as the architecture of choice in the digital world. Over the years, more than 10 billion ARM7 processor family-based devices have powered a wide variety of cost and power-sensitive applications.

Processor Model Variants of ARM / Classic / ARM7

The ARM9 processor family enables single processor solutions for microcontroller, DSP and Java applications, offering savings in chip area and complexity, power consumption, and time-to-market. The ARM9 DSP-enhanced processors are well suited for applications requiring a mix of DSP and microcontroller performance.

Processor Model Variants of ARM / Classic / ARM9

The ARM11 processor family provides the engine that powers many smartphones in production today and is also widely used in consumer, home, and embedded applications. It delivers extreme low power and a range of performance from 350 MHz in small area designs up to 1 GHz in speed-optimized designs in 45 and 65 nm. ARM11 processor software is compatible with all previous generations of ARM processors, and introduces 32-bit SIMD for media processing, physically tagged caches to improve OS context switch performance, TrustZone for hardware-enforced security, and tightly coupled memories for real-time applications.

Processor Model Variants of ARM / Classic / ARM11