I thought the ARM7 requirements were either emulated on the ARM11 chip or were simulated in the ARM9 chip itself. You maintain the BC parts, but you also use them for something else. It’s a much more complicated version of what the PS2 did to play PS1 games (the main PS1 processor is used as an IO controller on the PS2).
If you’re a purist, I would say save your money for the Analogue pocket. […]