Scorpion (CPU)

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Produced 2008
Designed by Qualcomm
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate 800 MHz to 1.7 GHz
Instruction set ARM, Thumb-2
Cores 1 or 2
L1 cache 32 KiB/32 KiB
L2 cache 256 KiB or 512 KiB
Successor Krait

Scorpion is a central processing unit (CPU) core designed by Qualcomm for use in their Snapdragon mobile systems on chips (SoCs). It was designed in-house, but has many architectural similarities with the ARM Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 CPU cores.


  • 10/12 stage integer pipeline with 2-way decode, 3-way out-of-order speculatively issued superscalar execution[1]
  • Pipelined VFPv3[2] and 128-bit wide NEON (SIMD)
  • 3 execution ports
  • 32 KB + 32 KB L1 cache
  • 256 KB (single-core) or 512 KB (dual-core) L2 cache
  • Single or dual-core configuration
  • 2.1 DMIPS/MHz
  • 65/28 nm process

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