We have used the ARM processor family as a vehicle to introduce the instruction set architecture in Computer Organization and Architecture:Themes and Variations. This page provides links to material on the ARM family of microprocessors. In particular, we concentrate on the ARM's architecture and assembly language programming.
ARMs for the Poor is a paper I wrote for an FIE conference on education and discusses the advantages of using the ARM family as a means of illustrating processors in computer architecture courses.
Computer Architecture and Organization uses the ARM to introduce instruction set
architectures. In order to provide students with hands-
I have written a student handbook to accompany lab sessions for those using Computer Architecture and Organization. This handbook provides a series of exercises and examples on programming the ARM and using the Keil simulator. It can be downloaded by clicking on the “ARM Student Handbook”.
The material in “Basic ARM programming” is intended as an absolute introduction to writing programs for the ARM and running them with the Keil simulator.
One of the most important operations in assembly-
A common data structure is the linked list in which an element in a list points to the next (or previous) element ion the list. We introduce linked lists because they provide an opportunity to exploit register indirect addressing.
Some readers will be taking a course based on the ARM but have come from the MIPS world; for example, they may have taken a prior course that used a MIPS processor. The following article discusses some of the differences between the MIPS and ARM instruction set architectures from the point of view of the assembly language programmer.