Cortex-A17 Processor

The ARM® Cortex®-A17 is the highest-performance 32-bit ARM processor. Designed to deliver high performance in a cost-efficient power and area budget, the Cortex-A17 supports the largest 32-bit software ecosystem for mid-range consumer and embedded designs with ARMv7-A compatibility.The Cortex-A17 processor offers more than 60% performance uplift uplift at the same clock frequency over the widely-adopted Cortex-A9 processor at the same clock frequency. It also improves efficiency in both performance per mW and per mm², delivering similar performance to Cortex-A15 in 40% less power and area.

To enable mass-market mid-range devices, scalability and cost are critical. The Cortex-A17 processor scales up to four cores in a single cluster, and combines with CoreLink System IP components and Cortex-A7 to scale further in a big.LITTLE design. Cortex-A17 brings efficiency and performance at a better point than any other 32-bit CPU. ARM POP IP enables fast optimized implementations of Cortex-A17 in cost effective 28nm technology.

This processor can also be implemented in an ARM big.LITTLE configuration, for example with the Cortex-A7 processor.

Key Benefits

  • Highest performance for ARMv7-A software ecosystem
  • Cost efficiency with premium 32-bit performance for mass-market devices
  • Mature and shipped in a wide range of consumer and embedded markets


The Cortex-A17 processor offers premium performance and a high-end feature set making it an ideal fit for:

Home consumer
infotainment (IVI)
Over-the-top &
set-top box devices
Smart TVs
Cortex-A17 chip diagram
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Related IP

The Cortex-A17 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:

Graphic IP Other IP Tools


ARM training courses and Active Assist on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the Cortex-A17 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.



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