ARM 9 Instruction Set Architecture Introduction with Performance Perspective
ARM-family processors are positioned among the leaders in key embedded applications. Many presentations and short lectures have already addressed the ARM's applications and capabilities. In this introduction, we intend to discuss the ARM's instruction set uniqueness from the performance prospective. This introduction is also trying to follow the approaches established by two outstanding textbooks of David Patterson and John Hennessey [PetHen00] [HenPet02].