Since its introduction, the Cortex-A8 processor has been superseded by the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A17 processors, but it represents a turning point upwards in the race for efficient high-performance 32-bit compute.
The Cortex-A8 features a 2-way superscalar microarchitecture and saw production deployments ranging from 600MHz to 1GHz and above. It is binary compatible with the ARM926™, ARM1136™, and ARM1176™ processors.
- Large increase in single thread performance over it’s predecessor, the ARM11
- ARMv7-A support including NEON and TrustZone
- Widely deployed in mobile and embedded, with numerous low-cost 3rd party development platforms. A great processor on which to learn the ARM architecture.
The Cortex-A8 was designed to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding smartphone market with unprecedented mobile performance. It is widely shipped in a range of mobile and embedded products.
The Cortex-A8 processor has been and can be incorporated into an SoC using a broad range of ARM technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. It is fully supported by ARM development tools. Related IP includes:
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ARM training courses and Active Assist on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the Cortex-A8 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.