Cortex-A57 Processor

The ARM® Cortex®-A57 was the first high-performance ARMv8-A processor. It extends the reach of the ARM architecture into premium 64-bit mobile and infrastructure applications, while achieving a 15% performance improvement over Cortex-A15. It is now proven in a variety of premium mobile and infrastructure deployments.

The Cortex-A57 features cache coherent interoperability with ARM Mali™ family graphics processing units (GPUs) for GPU compute applications. The Cortex-A57 rich infrastructure feature set enables a wide range of networking, storage, and server applications. Finally, the Cortex-A57 functional safety support package simplifies the process to certify products for safety critical applications such as automotive functional safety subsystems, military/aerospace, and industrial factory automation.

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

Key Benefits

  • Established ARMv8-A 64-bit processor
  • Reliable 64-bit infrastructure computing with 16TB addressing
  • Proven functional safety documentation package


The Cortex-A57 high-performance processor is designed for a wide-range of applications which require the high performance with the advantages of ARM's power-efficient architecture. Key target markets include:

Digital TV
Wired & wireless
Industrial factory
Military & aerospace
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The Cortex-A57 processor can be incorporated into a SoC using a broad range of ARM technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. Cortex-A57 is fully supported by ARM development tools. Related IP includes:

Graphic IP Other IP Tools


ARM training courses and Active Assist on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the Cortex-A57 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.



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