ARM Announces Cortex-A32 As A Tiny, 32-bit ARMv8 CPU

Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 23 February 2016 at 07:29 AM EST. 21 Comments
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ARM Holdings today announced the release of the ARM Cortex-A32 as a smaller version of the Cortex-A35 processor.

The Cortex-A32 is now ARM's smallest and lowest-power ARMv8-A processor to date. While it's an ARMv8 processor, it doesn't support 64-bit ARM (AArch64) but is rather only a 32-bit processor. The A32 is designed for "ultra efficient 32-bit compute" performance and with its very small footprint is designed for use-cases in consumer, wearable, and IoT devices.

The Cortex-A32 is said to be around 25% more efficient than a Cortex-A7 and about ten percent or more efficient than a Cortex-A35.

More details on the new Cortex-A32 can be found via Hopefully we'll end up seeing the Cortex-A32 in a nice ARM Linux development board in the near future as it would be a fun little 32-bit SoC for benchmarking.
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