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ARM6, (ARM610, ARM7)
a family of 32-bit RISC processors of the ARMv3 architecture released in early 1992 by Advanced RISC Machines Ltd, a company structured as a joint venture between Acorn Computers Ltd, Apple and VLSI Technology, which became ARM Ltd when its parent company, ARM Holdings, floated on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in 1998 [1]. The ARM6 is instruction compatible to Acorn's ARM2, has a full 32-bit address bus, requiring an extra PSR register. The differences between ARM6 and the later ARM7 are that the latter has a hardware debug capability, the Thumb instruction set to support both 16-bit and 32-bit instruction formats and an enhanced multiplier [2]. The ARM6 and successors were used in various Dedicated Chess Computers, notably the RISC 2500, Mephisto Montreux, Tasc R30 and Tasc R40.
ARM610 die [3]

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  1. ^ Apple, DEC, Intel, Marvell: ARM6, StrongARM, XScale - Wikipedia
  2. ^ Michael J. C. Gordon (2004). Formal Specification and Verification of ARM6. Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Final Report as pdf
  3. ^ Die shot of ARM610 microprocessor made by GEC Plessey Semiconductors, Photo by Pauli Rautakorpi, June 13, 2014
  4. ^ HOL (proof assistant) from Wikipedia

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