Fast Processing Designed for Multiple Application Areas

The Arm Cortex-A family is designed for devices undertaking complex compute tasks, such as hosting a rich operating system platform and supporting multiple software applications. The Cortex-A72 rapid processing is particularly suited to many next-generation applications, including mobile and embedded computing.

Features and Benefits

High Compute Density

Gain significant advantages in reduced memory requirements and maximizing the use of on-chip Flash memory with advanced code density.

Advanced Branch Predictor

Drastically improve prediction accuracy with a sophisticated new algorithm, which reduces wasted energy consumption from executing down an incorrect code path.

Infrastructure Compatibility

Develop more advanced networking and storage applications by harnessing the full error-correcting code cache and 44-bit addressing up to 16TB.

Information on arm Cortex-A72.


The Cortex-A72 processor can be paired with the Cortex-A53 processor in a big.LITTLE configuration for a wide array of applications including mobile, embedded and automotive. The Cortex-A72 processor cluster has one to four cores, each with their L1 instruction and data caches, together with a single shared L2 unified cache.

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Key Documentation

Cortex-A72 Technical Reference Manual
Cortex-A72 Software Optimization Guide
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

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

On the path to fully autonomous vehicles, designers are bringing a host of safety and other enhancements to vehicles that, for now, rely on a human driver. Cortex-A72 delivers the increased power requirements of vehicle systems.


As the demand for storage speed and density increases, storage drives need to deliver faster IO operations, reduce latency, and improve error connection. Cortex-A72 delivers the compute power new storage options demand.

Computer Vision at the Endpoint

To enable computer vision for a wide range of IoT applications, Arm have developed a full set of IP that enables advanced on-device processing for high-resolution videostream. Learn more about computer vision using the Cortex-A72 processor in this video.

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