ARM licenses semiconductor IP (intellectual property), including processors, peripherals, interconnect, and physical libraries targeting mobile, automotive, consumer-entertainment, imaging, networking, storage, security, and wireless applications. The company's range of processors includes the ARM7, ARM9, ARM10, and ARM11 families and the Cortex family featuring Thumb-2 technology. ARM also offers the SecurCore processor family targeting secure applications, such as smart cards and SIMs (subscriber-identity modules), and the Mali family of graphics processors. ARM's supporting software includes TrustZone technology for data security and DRM (digital-rights management), Jazelle execution environment-acceleration software, IEM (Intelligent Energy Manager) technology, and RealView development tools.
The high-performance ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor features energy efficient, scalable performance. The ARM Cortex-A8 processor targets consumer products running multichannel video, audio, and gaming applications with a power consumption of less than 300 mW in a 65-nm technology. The midrange Cortex-R4 processor targets next-generation embedded products, including mobile phones, hard-disk drives, printers, and automotive controllers. Its microarchitecture can issue dual instructions. The ARM Cortex-M3 processor targets cost-sensitive embedded-system applications, such as automotive-body systems, white goods, and networking devices. The ARM Cortex-M1 processor is the smallest processor ARM has ever produced and the first ARM processor that the company developed for implementation in FPGAs.