ARM

ARM, previously Advanced RISC Machine, originally Acorn RISC Machine, is a family of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) architectures for computer processors, configured for various environments. Arm Holdings develops the architecture and licenses it to other companies, who design their own products that implement one of those architectures‍—‌including systems-on-chips (SoC) and systems-on-modules (SoM) that incorporate memory, interfaces, radios, etc. It also designs cores that implement this instruction set and licenses these designs to a number of companies that incorporate those core designs into their own products. Processors that have a RISC architecture typically require fewer transistors than those with a complex instruction set computing (CISC) architecture (such as the x86 processors found in most personal computers), which improves cost, power consumption, and heat dissipation. These characteristics are desirable for light, portable, battery-powered devices‍—‌including smartphones, laptops and tablet computers, and other embedded systems. For supercomputers, which consume large amounts of electricity, ARM could also be a power-efficient solution.

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NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI

“NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) today announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (together, “SoftBank”) in a transaction valued at $40 billion. The transaction is expected to be …

Highest performance Arm Cortex-R processor to power the future of computational storage

“There is expected to be more than 79 zettabytes of IoT data in 2025, but the real value of this data is found in the insights it generates. The closer to the data source we can produce these insights the …

Arm Mbed OS 6.1 released

“The Mbed team are pleased to announce the release of Mbed OS 6.1, following fast on the heels of our 6.0 release. A major feature we have introduced in this release aims to improve your experience with Arm …

New Arm IP delivers true digital immersion for the 5G era

“News Highlights: Arm Cortex-A78 CPU: Transforming next-generation smartphone experiences with 20% sustained performance gains Arm Cortex-X Custom program: New program offers custom Cortex solutions and delivers the Arm Cortex-X1 with a 30% increase in peak performance Arm Mali-G78 GPU: The …

New AI technology from Arm delivers unprecedented on-device intelligence for IoT

“Today, Arm announced significant additions to its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, including new machine learning (ML) IP, the Arm® Cortex®-M55 processor and Arm Ethos™-U55 NPU, the industry’s first microNPU (Neural Processing Unit) for Cortex-M, designed to deliver …

Arm Enables Custom Instructions for embedded CPUs

“Today at Arm® TechCon 2019, Arm CEO Simon Segars announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture. Arm Custom Instructions will initially be implemented in Arm Cortex®-M33 CPUs starting in the first half of 2020 at …

ARM Programming

“SparkFun has been a fan of Arduino for a long time. We’ve programmed ATMega328s (and 168s, and 8s before that), written tutorials, and hacked all sorts of fun projects. But now the market is maturing and we are looking …

Next-generation Armv8.1-M architecture: Delivering enhanced machine learning and signal processing for the smallest embedded devices

“Arm Helium technology is a new M-Profile Vector Extension bringing enhanced compute capabilities to the Armv8.1-M architecture Delivering up to 15x performance uplift for machine learning and up to 5x uplift to signal processing tasks on the smallest of …

A sharper digital eye for intelligent devices with the latest Arm ISP technology

“New Arm Mali-C52 and Mali-C32 image signal processors (ISPs) provide class-leading image quality, a complete software package, and full set of calibration and tuning tools Higher image quality in a wide range of everyday devices including drones, smart home assistants …

For Small Screens to Large: Introducing a New Suite of IP for Premium Mobile Experiences

“News Highlights: Arm Cortex-A76 CPU: New microarchitecture enabling 35 percent more performance year-over-year for increased productivity Arm Mali-G76 GPU: Untethered gaming and on-device machine learning (ML) with 30 percent higher efficiency and performance over previous generations Arm Mali-V76 VPU: Enabling …