Widely Used, Power-Efficient Processor

The Arm Cortex-A processor series is designed for devices undertaking complex compute tasks, such as hosting a rich operating system platform and supporting multiple software applications. Cortex-A7, a power-efficient processor, is designed for use in a wide range of devices with differing requirements that demand a balance between power and performance.

Features and Benefits

Improved Memory

Integrated L2 cache provides a powerful memory system with more than 20 percent improvements in performance over its predecessors.

Enhanced Hardware Virtualization

Because it implements the Armv7-A architectural extensions, Cortex-A7 provides 40-bit physical addressing and enhanced hardware virtualization.

Rich OS Support

Supporting 32-bit rich operating systems, including Linux, allows Cortex-A7 to bring advanced features and performance to life.

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The Cortex-A7 processor provides up to 20% more single thread performance than the Cortex-A5. The processor incorporates all features of the high-performance Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A17 processors, including virtualization support in hardware, Large Physical Address Extensions (LPAE), Neon, and 128-bit AMBA 4 AXI bus interface.

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Key Documentation

Cortex-A7 Technical Reference Manual
Compare the specifications of Cortex-A processors across Armv7-A, Armv8-A and Armv9-A architectures.
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Use Cases

Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

Constantly monitoring sensors in wearables require a long battery life. Cortex-A7 provides the ideal balance between power consumption and performance for use in wearable devices.

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