Cortex-A15 Processor

The ARM® Cortex®-A15 processor is a high-performance ARMv7-A processor that has enjoyed proven success with shipments in excess of 50 million units across a variety of premium mobile and infrastructure applications. For area sensitive designs, the Cortex-A15 offers the option to remove the sizable Neon-VFP unit for embedded applications.

The Cortex-A15 is the first ARM processor to incorporate hardware support for virtualized software environments providing isolation and robustness between tasks running in the processor. Coupled with full ECC protection on the caches and 1TB addressing, the Cortex-A15 is well suited for a variety of 32-bit infrastructure applications including networking, storage, and industrial automation.

This processor can also be implemented in an ARM big.LITTLE™ configuration.

Key Benefits

  • Established ARMv7-A processor with NEON-VFP configurability
  • Reliable 32-bit infrastructure computing with 1TB addressing
  • Support for multi-tenant software virtualization


The Cortex-A15 high-performance processor is designed for a wide-range of 32-bit applications which require the high performance with the advantages of ARM's power-efficient architecture. Key target markets include:

Mobile computing
High-end digital
home entertainment
Wired & wireless
Embedded storage
Industrial factory
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The Cortex-A15 processor can be incorporated into a SoC using a broad range of ARM technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. Cortex-A15 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-A15 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.



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