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What the difference in term of processor support within IDA Starter and IDA Professional Edition?

IDA Starter Edition

IDA Starter Edition supports the following families (64-bit analysis is possible only with IDA Professional Edition)

    • AMD K6-2 3D-Now! extensions
    • 32-bit ARM Architecture versions from v3 to v8 including Thumb, Thumb-2, DSP instructions and NEON Advanced SIMD instructions.
      • ARMv4/ARMv4T: ARM7 cores (ARM7TDMI/ARM710T/ARM720T/ARM740T), ARM9 cores (ARM9TDMI/ARM920T/ARM922T/ARM940T)
      • ARMv5/ARMv5TE/ARMv5TEJ: ARM9 cores (ARM946E-S/ARM966E-S/ARM968E-S/ARM926EJ-S/ARM996HS), ARM10E (ARM1020E/ARM1022E/ARM1026EJ-S)
      • ARMv6/ARMv6T2/ARMv6Z/ARMv6K: ARM11 cores (ARM1136J(F)-S/ARM1156T2(F)-S/ARM1176JZ(F)-S/ARM11 MPCore)
      • ARMv6-M: Cortex-M0/Cortex-M0+/Cortex-M1 (e.g. NXP LPC800/LPC1xxx, Freescale Kinetis L and M series, STM32 F0 series etc.)
      • ARMv7-M: Cortex-M3 (e.g. NXP LPC17xx/18xx/13xx, STM32 F1/F2/L1 series, TI Stellaris, Toshiba TX03/TMPM3xx etc.)
      • ARMv7E-M: Cortex-M4 (e.g. NXP LPC43xx, STM32 F3/F4 series, TI Stellaris LM4F, Freescale Kinetis K series and W series, Atmel AT91SAM4 etc.)
      • ARMv7-R: Cortex-R4(F)/Cortex-R5/Cortex-R7 (e.g. TI TMS570LS etc.)
      • ARMv7-A: Cortex-A5/Cortex-A7/Cortex-A8/Cortex-A9/Cortex-A12/Cortex-A15 (e.g. TI Sitara, TI OMAP series, Samsung S5PC100 and Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, Freescale i.MX, Allwinner A-Series and many others)
      • ARMv7 (custom): Apple A4/A5/A5X/A6/A6X (Swift microarchitecture, used in Apple’s iPhone/iPod/iPad/AppleTV), Qualcomm Snapdragon

Note

    • : this list is incomplete; code for any ARM-compliant core can be disassembled
  • ATMEL AVR (comes with source code)
  • DEC PDP-11(comes with source code)
  • Fujitsu FR (comes with source code)
  • GameBoy
  • Hitachi/Renesas H8/300H8/300LH8/300HH8S/2000H8S/2600, H8SX (comes with source code)
  • Hitachi H8/500(comes with source code)
  • Hitachi HD 6301, HD 6303, Hitachi HD 64180
  • INTEL 8080
  • INTEL 8085
  • INTEL 80196 (comes with source code)
  • INTEL 8051 (comes with source code)
  • INTEL 860XR (comes with source code)
  • INTEL 960 (comes with source code)
  • INTEL 80×86 and 80×87
  • INTEL Pentium family, including SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4
  • Java Virtual Machine (comes with source code)
  • KR1878 (comes with source code)
  • Microsoft .NET (Common Language Infrastructure bytecode)
  • Mitsubishi MELPS740 or Renesas 740 (comes with source code)
  • Hitachi/Renesas M16C
  • MN102 (comes only with source code)
  • MOS Technologies 6502 (comes with source code)
  • Motorola/Freescale MC680xx, CPU32 (68330), MC6301, MC6303, MC6800, MC6801, MC6803, MC6805, MC6808, HCS08, MC6809, MC6811, M68H12C, ColdFire
  • Motorola MC6812/MC68HC12/CPU12
  • Freescale HCS12, HCS12X (including XGATE coprocessor)
  • NSC CR16 (comes only with source code)
  • NEC V850 and V850E1 (V850ES) (comes with source code)
  • EFI Byte Code (EBC) (comes with source code)
  • SPU (Synergistic Processing Unit of the Cell BE) (comes with source code)
  • MSP430, MSP430X (comes with source code)
  • PIC 12XX, PIC 14XX, PIC 18XX, PIC 16XXX (comes with source code)
  • Rockwell C39 (comes only with source code)
  • SAM8 (comes with source code)
  • SGS Thomson ST-7, and ST-20 (comes with source code)
  • TLCS900 (comes only with source code)
  • unSP from SunPlus
  • Philips XA series (51XA G3)(comes with source code)
  • Intel xScale
  • Z80, Zilog Z8, Zilog Z180, Zilog Z380 (comes with source code)

IDA Professional Edition

IDA Professional Edition supports all the Starter processors listed above plus the more complex ones listed below.

Analysis of 64 bit programs is possible with the IDA Professional.

  • x64 architecture (Intel x64 and AMD64)
  • ARM64 Architecture (aka AArch64)
    • ARMv8-A: Cortex-A50/Cortex-A53/Cortex-A57
    • ARMv8 (custom): Apple A7 (Cyclone microarchitecture, used in iPhone 5s)
  • Analog Devices AD218x series (ADSP-2181, ADSP-2183, ADSP-2184(L/N), ADSP-2185(L/M/N), ADSP-2186(L/M/N), ADSP-2187(L/N), ADSP-2188M/N, ADSP-2189M/N)
  • Dalvik (Android bytecode, DEX)
  • DEC Alpha
  • DSP563xx, DSP566xx, DSP561XX (comes with source code)
  • TI TMS320C2X, TMS320C5X, TMS320C6X, TMS320C64X, TMS 320C54xx, TMS320C55xx, TMS320C3 (comes with source code)
  • TI TMS320C27x/TMS320C28x
  • Hewlett-Packard HP-PA (comes with source code)
  • Hitachi/Renesas SuperH series: SH1, SH2, SH3, Hitachi SH4 (Dreamcast), SH-4A, SH-2A, SH2A-FPU
  • IBM/Motorola PowerPC/POWER architecture, including Power ISA extensions:
    • Book E (Embedded Controller Instructions)
    • Freescale ISA extentions (isel etc.)
    • SPE (Signal Processing Engine) instructions
    • AltiVec (SIMD) instructions
    • Hypervisor and virtualization instructions
    • All instructions from the Power ISA 2.06 specification (Vector, Decimal Floating Point, Integer Multiply-Accumulate, VSX etc.)
    • Cell BE (Broadband Engine) instructions (used in PlayStation 3)
    • VLE (Variable Length Encoding) compressed instruction set
    • Xenon (Xbox 360) instructions, including VMX128 extension
    • Paired Single SIMD instructions (PowerPC 750CL/Gekko/Broadway/Espresso, used in Nintendo Wii and WiiU)
  • Motorola/Freescale PowerPC-based cores and processors, including (but not limited to):
    • MPC5xx series: MPC533/MPC535/MPC555/MPC556/MPC561/MPC562/MPC563/MPC564/MPC566
      Note: code compression features of MPC534/MPC564/MPC556/MPC566 (Burst Buffer Controller) are currently not supported
    • MPC8xx series (PowerQUICC): MPC821/MPC850/MPC860
    • MPC8xxx series (PowerQUICC II, PowerQUICC II Pro, PowerQUICC III): MPC82xx/MPC83xx/MPC85xx/MPC87xx
    • MPC5xxx series (Qorivva): MPC55xx, MPC56xx, MPC57xx
    • Power PC 4xx, 6xx, 74xx, e200 (including e200z0 with VLE), e500 (including e500v1, e500v2 and e500mc), e600, e700, e5500, e6500 cores
    • QorIQ series: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 and T1, T2, T4 families
  • Infineon Tricore architecture (up to architecture v1.6)
  • Intel IA-64 Architecture – Itanium.
  • Motorola DSP 56K
  • Motorola MC6816
  • MIPS
    • MIPS Mark I (R2000)
    • MIPS Mark II (R3000)
    • MIPS Mark III: (R4000, R4200, R4300, R4400, and R4600)
    • MIPS Mark IV: R8000, R10000, R5900 (Playstation 2)
    • MIPS32, MIPS32r2, MIPS32r3 and MIPS64, MIPS64r2, MIPS64r3
    • Allegrex CPU (Playstation Portable), including VFPU instructions
    • Cavium Octeon ISA extensions
    • MIPS16 (MIPS16e) Application Specific Extension
    • MIPS-MT, MIPS-3D, smartMIPS Application Specific Extensions
    • Toshiba TX19/TX19A Family Application Specific Extension (MIPS16e+ aka MIPS16e-TX)
  • Mitsubishi M32R(comes with source code)
  • Mitsubishi M7700 (comes with source code)
  • Mitsubishi M7900 (comes with source code)
  • Nec 78K0 and Nec 78K0S (comes with source code)
  • STMicroelectronics ST9+, ST-10 (comes with source code)
  • SPARCII, ULTRASPARC
  • Siemens C166 (flow)
  • Fujitsu F2MC-16L, Fujitsu F2MC-LC (comes with source code)

 

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