Title

CPU ABG A

Description

According to the official Nintendo Game Boy Advance manual, the system features a 32-bit ARM (Advanced RISC Machine/RISC = Reduced Instruction Set Computing) with embedded memory. (https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/downloads/agbmanual_english.pdf) Nintendo announced that they would be implementing a 32-bit RISC processor developed by ARM into theGBA (Game Boy Advance) at a conference in Cambridge, England on September 9th, 1999. (http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1268761)

Martin Korth, the developer of one of the original Game Boy online emulators (NO$GBA = No Cash BGA = Free GBA games online), wrote an online document called GBATEK, where he detailed all the specifications of the Game Boy Advance and its processor. From his work we can determine that the CPU uses an ARM7TDMI core. (http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#armcpuoverview)

Date

2000

Part Number

0217

Designer

Nintendo JAPAN ARM

Manufacturer

JAPAN ARM Holdings

Assembly Location

ARM K.K.
Shinyokohama Square Bldg. 17F, 2-3-12 Shin-yokohama
Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 222-0033

Origin

This item was manufactured by ARM Holdings, and the chip is cited as "JAPAN ARM Holdings." The only ARM Holdings office in Japan is in the Yokohama prefecture of Hiroshima. This factory happens to be across the street from the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum.

Evidence

It is written on the chip that it was manufactured by ARM Holdings, and the chip is cited as "JAPAN ARM Holdings." The only ARM Holdings office in Japan is in the Yokohama prefecture of Hiroshima, which we found the location. of through a company review website (https://www.glassdoor.com/Location/ARM-Holdings-Yokohama-Location-EI_IE7834.0,12_IL.13,21_IC2856784.htm)

ARM Holdings, P.L.C. announced on September 3rd, 1999 in Cambridge, England that Nintendo Co, Ltd. made the decision to use a 32-bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) processor developed by ARM. (http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1268761)

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“CPU ABG A,” Mapping Our Devices, accessed October 24, 2020, http://maps.dgst101.net/items/show/143.

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