ARM Cortex-A12

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ARM Cortex-A12
Designed by ARM Holdings
Microarchitecture ARMv7-A
Cores 1–4
L1 cache 32-64 KiB I, 32 KiB D
L2 cache 256 KiB–8 MiB (configurable with L2 cache controller)

The ARM Cortex-A12 is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture. It provides up to 4 cache-coherent cores. The Cortex-A12 is a successor to the Cortex-A9.[1]

ARM renamed A12 as a variant of Cortex-A17 since the second revision of the core in early 2014, because they were indistinguishable in performance.[2][3]


ARM claims that the Cortex-A12 core is 40 percent more powerful than the Cortex-A9 core.[4] New features not found in the Cortex-A9 include hardware virtualization and 40-bit Large Physical Address Extensions (LPAE) addressing. It was announced as supporting big.LITTLE,[5] however shortly afterwards the ARM Cortex-A17 was announced as the upgraded version with that capability.[6]

Key features of the Cortex-A12 core are:[7]

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ARM Holdings