The Cortex-A7 is architecturally compatible with the high-performance Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A17 processors and has shipped in millions of smartphones and tablets as a LITTLE processor in ARM big.LITTLE™ configuration and also as a standalone multicore processor cluster. The Cortex-A7 is also widely shipped in other markets like wearable devices running rich operating systems, consumer embedded devices and Single Board Computers (SBCs).
- ARMv7-A architectural extensions (40-bit physical addressing, hardware virtualization support)
- More than 20% improvement in single thread integer performance compared to Cortex-A5
- Integrated L2 cache subsystem provides improved area efficiency and up to 43% improvements in memory streaming performance
- Proven successful design, now well matched to the needs of wearable mobile devices and other UI-based consumer products
The Cortex-A7 is designed for use in a wide range of devices with differing requirements, particularly rich UI based wearables, which demand a balance between power and performance.
(IoT) - rich nodes
The Cortex-A7 processor can be incorporated into a 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-A7 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.