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ALSO CALLED: Reduced Instruction Set Computer Microprocessors, RISC Microprocessors, Star Processors, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, RISC Processors, Reduced Instruction Set Computing
DEFINITION: An ARM processor is any of several 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) microprocessors developed by Advanced RISC Machines, Ltd. The ARM architecture was originally conceived by Acorn Computers Ltd. in the 1980s. Since then, it has evolved into a family of microprocessors extensively used in consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, multimedia players, pocket calculators and PDAs  … 
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RISC DEFINITION (continued): … An ARM processor is any of several 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) microprocessors developed by Advanced RISC Machines, Ltd. The ARM architecture was originally conceived by Acorn Computers Ltd. in the 1980s. Since then, it has evolved into a family of microprocessors extensively used in consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, multimedia players, pocket calculators and PDAs (personal digital assistants).ARM processor features include: Load/store architecture An orthogonal instruction set Mostly single-cycle execution A 16x32-bit register Enhanced power-saving design.
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