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ARMv8 is the successor to ARMv7, an ARM instruction set architecture announced in 2011 which brought a large number of fundumental changes to the instruction set, including the introduction of 64-bit operating capabilities.

Profiles

ARMv8 includes a number of profiles or flavor of the architecture that targets a certain class of workloads.

Profile Name Description
Application ARMv8-A Optimized for a large class of general applications for mobile, tablets, and servers.
Real-Time ARMv8-R Optimized for safety-critical environments.
Microcontroller ARMv8-M Optimized for embedded systems with a highly deterministic operation.

Bibliography

  • Richard Grisenthwaite. (October 26, 2011). "Technology Preview: The ARM Architecture - a View of the Future ".