ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

ARM Processor

Definition - What does ARM Processor mean?

An ARM processor is a specific type of computer processor designed according to a model developed by ARM Holdings PLC. This processor design is described as a reduced instruction set computing (RISC) design, where a simplified central processing unit (CPU) design accommodates higher performance.

Techopedia explains ARM Processor

Although the ARM processor is not the only example of a RISC design, it has become, in some ways, synonymous with the RISC model. An example of an ARM processor design is the engineering built into the Raspberry Pi product, a RISC machine that fits into the pocket of a user and works on 256 MB of random access memory (RAM). The philosophy behind Raspberry Pi and similar machines illustrates how ARM processors can be used to build leaner and more versatile hardware, in contrast to the more generic designs behind traditional desktop or laptop computers. In a basic sense, not every device needs all of the computing power built into these larger product offerings, and the emergence of ARM processors and similar models coincides with a transition toward smaller and more mobile devices.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.