The ARM® Cortex®-R7 processor provides a high-performance, real-time solution for a wide range of deeply embedded applications. The Cortex-R7 processor is a fast real-time core, featuring an advanced 11-stage, superscalar, out-of-order pipeline with advanced dynamic and static branch prediction, dynamic register re-naming and a non-blocking Load-Store Unit. It also incorporates an integrated Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC), Snoop Control Unit (SCU) and timers to further reduce latency and enable multiprocessing.

Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM) keeps critical instructions and data directly attached to the processor to ensure they are always available and have the lowest possible access latencies. The Cortex-R7 can be configured with a wide range of system interfaces. These interfaces enable a flexible system design that enable fast communication with shared peripherals, shared low latency memory and access to the TCMs, under software control.

Key Benefits

  • Very high performance real-time processor with option for single or dual core
  • Fully cache coherent to simplify dual core software development
  • Always reacts to system events in a fast and deterministic manner
  • Tightly Coupled Memory to keep critical instructions and data close to the core for fast, immediate and deterministic processing
  • Immediate, deterministic and coherent control of system peripherals
  • Integrated Generic Interrupt Controller (GIC) for fast and deterministic interrupt responses


The Cortex-R7 processor is designed for implementation on advanced silicon processes and offers high performance, high energy efficiency, real-time responsiveness, advanced features and ease of system design. It is typically used in demanding real-time applications such as:

Enterprise storage products
both SSDs and HDDs
industrial control
LTE & LTE-Advanced
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Cortex-R7 chip diagram
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The Cortex-R7 processor can be incorporated into a SoC using a broad range of ARM technology including 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-R7 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.



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