ARM Cortex-A8

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ARM Cortex-A8
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General information
Designed byARM Holdings
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate0.6 GHz  to at least 1.0 GHz[1][additional citation(s) needed] 
L1 cache32 KiB/32 KiB
L2 cache512 KiB
Architecture and classification
Instruction setARMv7-A
Physical specifications
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The ARM Cortex-A8 is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture.

Compared to the ARM11, the Cortex-A8 is a dual-issue superscalar design, achieving roughly twice the instructions per cycle. The Cortex-A8 was the first Cortex design to be adopted on a large scale in consumer devices.[2]


Key features of the Cortex-A8 core are:


Several system-on-chips (SoC) have implemented the Cortex-A8 core, including:

See also[edit]


"ARM Cortex: The force that drives mobile devices"

  1. ^ "Cortex-A8". ARM Developer. Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  2. ^ Gupta, Rahul (April 26, 2013). "ARM Cortex: The force that drives mobile devices". The Mobile Indian. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. ^ Cortex-A8 Specification Summary; ARM Holdings.
  4. ^ Williamson, David, ARM Cortex A8: A High Performance Processor for Low Power Applications (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-01
  5. ^ "i.MX51 Applications Processor and Linux Hands on" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. ^ "RK29XX". Archived from the original on 2011-11-05.
  7. ^ "CX97255" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-19.

External links[edit]

ARM Holdings