ARMĀ® Processors

Overview for ARM9 + Video Core

The ARM9 processor family enables single processor solutions for DSP and Microcontroller applications, offering savings in chip area and complexity, power consumption, as well as improved performance. ARM9 processors are well suited for applications requiring a mix of DSP and microcontroller performance and offer the opportunity for developers to use full featured operating systems such and Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded.

TI's ARM9 Advantage

Power-optimized and cost-effective, TI’s ARM9 product offerings feature integrated peripherals, a broad ecosystem of tools and support resources, and a variety of third party IP available for integration.

Additional ARM9 Features Include:

  • The fixed video accelerator offloads video compression to utilize the ARM for OS and application processing tasks
  • Selected support for H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG with various resolution and frame rates
  • Also available: extended temperature qualified versions for industrial application and face-detect enabled versions for smart imaging applications

ARM9 Targeted Applications

With its power- and cost-saving capabilities, TI’s ARM9 processor portfolio is a perfect fit for the needs of diverse low-power, data-intensive, embedded real-time applications. Find ARM9 processor resources such as technical documents, block diagrams, application notes, and other related information for targeted ARM9 applications.

Cortex-A8 Industrial Application


Cortex-A8 Consumer Application


Cortex-A8 SmartGrid Application


ARM9 Documentation
File Name File Classification File Type File Size
ARM9EJ-S Technical Reference Manual (Link takes you away from the TI site.) Reference Manual HTML N/A
ARM Portfolio Technical Overview Brochure Selection Guides .pdf 764 KB
TI ARM Solution Timeline Selection Guides .pdf 59 KB
TI's ARM Portfolio FAQ .pdf 53 KB