MEDIA ALERT: ARM big.LITTLE Technology Wins Linley Analysts’ Choice Award

January 26, 2012


What: The Linley Group has awarded ARM® big.LITTLE technology the 2011 Analysts' Choice Award for Best Processor IP.

ARM big.LITTLE technology was announced in October 2011 and addresses one of today's biggest industry challenges: how to create a system on chip that provides both high performance as well as extreme power efficiency for extended battery life. ARM big.LITTLE technology marries the high-end performance of the ARM Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processor with the energy efficiency of the Cortex-A7 processor, and will enable the same application software to migrate seamlessly between cores.

This flexible approach chooses the right processor for the right job, enabling highly optimized processing which also results in significant energy savings for common workloads. By selecting the optimum processor for each task, big.LITTLE technology can reduce average power consumption of the application processor by up to 70 percent. In addition to this award, the best Mobile Processor Award was presented to the NVIDIA Tegra 3, which features a quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor.

Why "We awarded ARM Big.LITTLE processing the The Linley Group's award for Best Processor IP of 2011, based on the company's innovative approach to creating a licensable microprocessor architecture that delivers both high performance and power efficiency," said J. Scott Gardner, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "By combining two of ARM's newest CPU cores, the Big.LITTLE architecture maximizes power/performance elasticity for the dynamic workloads used by most mobile devices."

Who: ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

 

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