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semmir



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hi guys,

I want to learn arm assembly for mobile devices(tablets, smartphones).
My knowlegde about ARM CPUs is weak. Could some one point me CPUs which are
inside in mobile devices. Which instructions sets manual are for them.
Any links would be fine.

I'm planing to make soft under Windows x86. Could some one recommend me free tools such as assemblers, linkers, debuggers and emulators or IDEs? I know there is
Keil ARM-MDK, but AFAIK it is not free. Also tutorial about smartphones programming would be good.

sorry for my english,
thanks in advance.
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This link has pointers to the ARM instruction set documentation PDFs. There is also a free assembler there.

As for specific CPUs inside commercial devices: that is much more complex and tricky. Many manufacturers don't have freely available docs on their chips (Apple's A7 for example). Each device will have very specific functions, OS APIs and peripherals so making code to run on a variety of devices is a big and complex task. If you are making your own device then things will go much smoother.

Also, getting native assembly code to run on tablets and smart phones is usually not possible with the current commercial devices. But there are some exceptions if you know where and how to find workarounds. And once again, each different devices has its own unique workarounds so describing a general procedure is not possible.

So if all of the above has not yet discouraged you from forging ahead then perhaps you can start with something like QEMU and see how you find it.
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semmir



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nice forum, but that sounds a little scary Smile

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As for specific CPUs inside commercial devices: that is much more complex and tricky. Many manufacturers don't have freely available docs on their chips (Apple's A7 for example). Each device will have very specific functions, OS APIs and peripherals so making code to run on a variety of devices is a big and complex task. If you are making your own device then things will go much smoother.


I guess, that HLLs will be better to programming smartphone apps. anyway thanks guys for help.
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semmir wrote:
hi guys,

I want to learn arm assembly for mobile devices(tablets, smartphones).
My knowlegde about ARM CPUs is weak. Could some one point me CPUs which are
inside in mobile devices. Which instructions sets manual are for them.
Any links would be fine.

I'm planing to make soft under Windows x86. Could some one recommend me free tools such as assemblers, linkers, debuggers and emulators or IDEs? I know there is
Keil ARM-MDK, but AFAIK it is not free. Also tutorial about smartphones programming would be good.

sorry for my english,
thanks in advance.

This as some basic info http://www.shervinemami.info/armAssembly.html

Also getting a raspberry pi, is a good device to learn ARM asm programming on.
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semmir



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Yes, I found that site already. It looks quite interessting. thx
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