Our Most Powerful and Efficient Mid-Range Processor
Cortex-A55, built on DynamIQ technology, is designed for extreme scalability in constrained environments. It features the latest Armv8-A architecture extensions that introduce new NEON instructions for machine learning, advanced safety features and more support for Reliability, Accessibility and Serviceability (RAS).
Features and Benefits
With a flexible design that meets requirements across multiple markets, the Cortex-A55 processor delivers greater performance, power efficiency and safety over its predecessor.
Microarchitecture improvements provide more responsive user interactions for touchscreens and higher reaction speeds in autonomous automotive applications, for longer periods of sustained performance.
Fine-grained power control ensures Cortex-A55 delivers high performance with superior efficiency.
Configurable L2 cache achieves more than 50% reduced latency for memory accesses. L3 cache shared across up to eight Cortex-A55 CPUs within a single cluster.
Cortex-A55 Product Specifications
|Neon / Floating Point Unit||Optional|
|Max number of CPUs in cluster||Eight (8)|
| Physical addressing (PA)
|Memory system and external interfaces||L1 I-Cache / D-Cache||16KB to 64KB|
|L2 Cache||Optional, 64KB to 256KB|
|L3 Cache||Optional, 512KB to 4MB|
|Bus interfaces||ACE or CHI|
|Functional safety support||ASIL D systematic|
|Interrupts||GIC interface, GICv4|
|Debug||Armv8-A (plus Armv8.2-A extensions)|
|Embedded trace macrocell||ETMv4.2 (instruction trace)|
Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life
Smartphones, laptops, and wearable devices need the right performance at the right power efficiency to satisfy the demands of consumers. The Cortex-A55 is designed to deliver top performance in constrained environments, making it ideal for mobile devices.
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