ARM Cortex-A5

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ARM Cortex-A5
Designed by ARM Holdings
Common manufacturer(s)
Instruction set ARMv7
Cores 1-4
L1 cache 4-64 KB/4-64 KB

The ARM Cortex-A5 is a processor core designed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARM v7 instruction set architecture.


It is intended to replace the ARM9 and ARM11 cores for use in low-end devices.[1] Compared to those older cores, the Cortex-A5 offers the advanced features of the ARM v7 architecture over the v4/v5 (ARM9) and v6 (ARM11) architectures e.g. VFPv4 and NEON advanced SIMD. It also allows devices to run current software, which is increasingly focusing on ARM v7 and dropping support for earlier architectures.

Key features of the Cortex-A5 core are:


Several system-on-chips (SoC) have implemented the Cortex-A5 core, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jon Stokes (Oct 23, 2009). "ARM fills out CPU lineup with Cortex A5". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  2. ^ Ryan Smith (2012-06-13). "AMD 2013 APUs To Include ARM Cortex-A5 Processor For TrustZone Capabilities". AnandTech. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

External links[edit]

ARM Holdings