From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain itg.ie)
Date: Thu 20 Jul 2000 - 14:22:41 IST
On Thu, 20 Jul 2000, Foley, Brian (Galway) wrote:
> Roots eh? ARM originally stood for Acorn Risc Machine.... The instruction
> set was first simulated on a BBC Micro in 1985 or thereabouts, and showed up
> in silicon in the ARM2 in the Acorn Archimedes in 1987....
yeah.. no idea how that went. DEC must have done some work with Acorn, and
bought some core designs from them. But the StrongARM was a completely new
core though and designed in-house by DEC afaik. Perhaps the 'ARM' bit
was kept to show it's roots?
> Don't give me all this new fangled 'Advanced Risc Machines' stuff :-)
ARM lives!!! :)
> Brian (thems were the days..)
. there are DEC tech journals about the design and verification of
it. Esp. wrt to the low-power optimisations.
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