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ARM outs Cortex A-50 series processor

The British semiconductor company unveils their latest processor lineup called Cortex-A50 series. The family consists of two dual-core processors namely Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 which can be paired together to form a quad-core configuration.


These two new 20nm processors are based on ARMv8 architecture which supports both 64-bit and 32-bit apps. ARMv8 architecture also allows the processor to support more than 4GB of RAM, making the Cortex-A50 Series not only snappy but also future-proof.

Another key feature of the Cortex-A50 series processor is its efficient power consumption, thanks to ARM big.LITTLE technology. To give us a bit of a background about this technology, here’s a short clip courtesy of ARMflix.


ARM Cortex-A50 processor series:

• Currently includes the Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors
• Optional cryptographic acceleration that can speed up authentication software up to x10
• Interoperability with ARM Mali™ graphics processor family for GPU compute applications
• Features AMBA® system coherency to extend to many-core coherence with ARM CoreLink cache coherent fabric components, including the CCI-400 and CCN-504

ARM looks to change the way we use our mobile devices with the Cortex-A50. The company looks to transform the smartphone and tablets of the future from content-consumption devices to powerful and energy-efficient content-creation machines. According to ARM, consumers will start seeing devices these processors by 2014.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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6 Responses

  1. Paolo says:

    Great news! Just hoping they can bring the cost down as well. Not really interested in having the most bleeding edge specs, but I’m starting to prefer more “bang for the buck” kind of things.

  2. Abrinor says:

    I smell patent wars against nvidia

  3. gian says:

    hanep na cpu haha

  4. simplynice93 says:

    Hope this new chip would bring Android phones with Jellybean prices down. Quad-core processors are expensive these days.

  5. Mr A says:

    It isn’t really a SoC anymore if there are two processors in it, If I am reading this at face value. If that is the case, I am interested on how they can sync those two together, there must be bridge the coordinates both of them. But in any case, it is like ARM’s version of Turbo Boost, or AMD’s Turbo Core Technology.

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