ARM debuts Cortex-A17 cores

ARM debuts Cortex-A17 cores

Although the future of ARM processors lies in 64-bit chips and namely in the Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processor cores the current 32-bit ARM Cortex generation is far from being retired. ARM has proven this claim once again by releasing a new Cortex-A17 microarchitecture that will soon power the next generation of smartphones, tablets, TV sets and various other devices.

Cortex-A17 promises up to 60 per cent better performance when compared to the current crop of Cortex-A9 processors. In addition both generations can be paired in big.LITTLE combinations that allow from 2 to 8 cores on a single die. Along with Cortex-A17 ARM has announced the Mali-T720 graphics core, which is the first solution on the Midgard architecture. The Mali-T720 is simpler when compared to Mali-T600 chips but ARM claims that the performance level has not dropped.

The first products based on ARM Cortex-A17 are to appear next year.

Source: ARM

Related posts

Epson and Infineon Develop Next Generation Single-Chip GPS Receiver

Seiko Epson Corporation  and Infineon Technologies, today announced the successful development of the next generation of advanced global positioning system (A-GPS) technology. XPOSYS(TM), the new GPS single chip design, is optimized for mobile devices for the consumer market; especially cellular...

Sony plans Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone

Sony plans Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone

It turns out that every flagship smartphone is soon followed by a smaller, budget-oriented version of it with somewhat slower hardware. The latest smartphone to get a junior sibling is the Sony Xperia Z3, which will be soon joined by its smaller Xperia Z3 Compact version. The new smartphone...

Acer launches Aspire V5 series

At the ongoing CeBIT in Germany Acer has launched a new line of Aspire V5 notebooks that catch the eye with impressive specs and slim bodies. The Aspire V5 will be offered in three models depending on the display size but in any case you are getting a notebook that is 30 per cent slimmer...

Leave a comment