Enabling the Real-Time Future of Autonomous and Software-Defined Vehicles

A 64-bit Cortex-R processor that blends the benefits of deterministic execution with advanced processor technologies to enable rich software stacks, including coherency and virtualization. Capable of providing high single-thread performance in multi-core, multi-cluster systems as the primary processor, or as a real-time safety controller with simplified integration with applications processors in heterogeneous systems.

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Features and Benefits

Flexible Software Deployment for SDVs 

One silicon product can deploy a diverse range of software stacks, enabling updates over the extended lifetime of a software-defined vehicle without hardware barriers. 

Rich OS Support

MMU supports rich operating systems, such as Linux and Adaptive AUTOSAR, leveraging a trusted and robust ecosystem for frictionless, low-cost development that can be deployed in real-time processors.

Leading Performance

The highest performing real-time processor for functional safety with more than 60% increased pipeline execution and greater core cluster count than previous versions.

Use Cases

Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

The automotive industry is seeing major disruption with increased automation and electrification, and a growing focus on user experience. A high-end car today has more than 100 million lines of code, and new features and business opportunities continue to be powered by software upgradability. Arm is working with the automotive industry on standards to help improve safety, enable innovation and agility, deliver advanced features, and support new business models driven by the software-defined vehicle.

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New vehicle architectures, electrification, autonomy, and the flexible deployment of software over the lifetime of the vehicle are all placing new demands on the compute requirements. Find out how Arm Cortex-R82AE processors can support your future automotive requirements.

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Software Test Libraries

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Architecture and Technology

A Foundation of Silicon Success

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