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|Designed by||ARM Holdings|
|Cores||1–4 per cluster|
|L1 cache||8–64 KiB|
|L2 cache||128 KiB – 2 MiB|
The ARM Cortex-A53 is a microarchitecture implementing the ARMv8-A 64-bit instruction set designed by ARM Holdings. The Cortex-A53 is a superscalar processor, capable of dual-issuing some instructions. It is available as SIP core to licensees, and is marketed by ARM as either a stand-alone, more energy-efficient alternative to the more powerful Cortex-A57 microarchitecture, or to be used alongside a more powerful microarchitecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
- 8-stage pipelined processor with 2-way superscalar, in-order execution pipeline
- DSP and NEON SIMD extensions are mandatory per core
- VFPv4 Floating Point Unit onboard (per core)
- Hardware virtualization support
- TrustZone security extensions
- 64-byte cache lines
- 10-entry L1 TLB, and 512-entry L2 TLB
- 4 KiB conditional branch predictor, 256-entry indirect branch predictor
The processor is used in the ODROID-C2 and in Roku streaming media players (in the high-end models from 2016 and in all 2017 models). Another notable Cortex-A53 application is the Pine A64/A64+ single-board computer.
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