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ARM Cortex-A7

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ARM Cortex-A7
Mediatek MT6582V
General information
Designed byARM Holdings
Max. CPU clock rate520 MHz  to 2.3 GHz 
L1 cache8–64 KB/8–64 KB
L2 cacheOptional, up to 1 MB
Architecture and classification
Instruction setARMv7-A
Physical specifications
  • 1–8
PredecessorARM Cortex-A5
SuccessorARM Cortex-A53

The ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore is a 32-bit microprocessor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture announced in 2011.[1]


The Cortex-A7 is used to power the popular Raspberry Pi 2 micro-computer.

It has two target applications; firstly as a smaller, simpler, and more power-efficient successor to the Cortex-A8. The other use is in the big.LITTLE architecture, combining one or more A7 cores with one or more Cortex-A15 cores into a heterogeneous system.[2] To do this it is fully feature-compatible with the A15.

Key features of the Cortex-A7 core are:


Several system-on-chips (SoC) have implemented the Cortex-A7 core, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ryan Whitwam (2011-10-21), ARM Cortex-A7 offers a microdot-sized glimpse into the future of mobile processors, ExtremeTech
  2. ^ "big.LITTLE Processing". ARM Holdings. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ a b c Anand Lal Shimpi (2011-10-19). "ARM's Cortex A7: Bringing Cheaper Dual-Core & More Power Efficient High-End Devices". AnandTech. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  4. ^ "AllWinner Publishes A31 and A20 Processors Details". CNXSoft. December 9, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  5. ^ "A31". Allwinner Technology. Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  6. ^ "A83T". Allwinner Technology. Archived from the original on 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  7. ^ "H3". Allwinner. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  8. ^ "BCM23550". Broadcom. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29.
  9. ^ Upton, Eben. "Raspberry Pi 2 on sale now at $35". Raspberry Pi Foundation. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  10. ^ "PXA1088". Marvell Technology Group. Archived from the original on 2013-05-12.

External links[edit]

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