ARM Cortex A15 – 5x Performance for More Than Just Mobile

Updated on 14 October 2015 by

Just one week before Intel’s IDF will detail more about their mobile CPU roadmap for 2011/2012, ARM have announced some details about their own 2012 high power mobile silicon. Cortex A15 (Codename: Eagle)

Based on a 28/32 nm process (ref: news about 28nm process here) this quad-core design will clock up to 2.5Ghz. That’s 4x cores and 2x clock compared to todays ‘best of.’ ARM say it will provide 5x computing performance. You’ll see it run up to 1.5Ghz in smartphones but I suspect there are some other ‘smart’ opportunities in the netbook space here.

‘Eagle’ Cortex A15 News release.

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With the dual-core A9 already reaching up into Intel’s performance space, solutions based on this Cortex A15 will put it directly head-to-head with Intel’s 32nm Medfield platform.

Expect similar power and performance profiles for A15 and Medfield’s Atom core which means the choice of CPU wont be that important for customers any more. The choice lies with the software, designer and, increasingly, the marketing and customer-relations teams.

Intel and ARM have 2 years to get a suite of operating systems ready for these products that range from real-time, through mobile to desktop productivity. I see ARM having a lot of potential with Android but with a lack of productivity applications and a potential patent problem, Intel are in a good position with MeeGo. Having said that, MeeGo will run on ARM CPUs to so in my eyes, what we have here is simply a great range of platforms and operating systems lined up for an amazingly mobile 2012.

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Roadmap for Eagle web

More detailed information available here.

Via Slashgear

Expect more details at ARM’s Techcon event in November.

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13 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    Watch out Intel. MeeGo could be just what ARM are looking for! http://bit.ly/98Tk5E < Cortex A15 now avail for licensing.

  2. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Watch out Intel. MeeGo could be just what ARM are looking for! http://bit.ly/98Tk5E < Cortex A15 now avail for licensing.

  3. Nokia_Fan says:

    RT @chippy: Watch out Intel. MeeGo could be just what ARM are looking for! http://bit.ly/98Tk5E < Cortex A15 now avail for licensing.

  4. Guy Adams says:

    RT @umpcportal: Watch out Intel. MeeGo could be just what ARM are looking for! http://bit.ly/98Tk5E < Cortex A15 now avail for lice …

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  9. turn_self_off says:

    and this on top of the recent news that they had gotten A9 clocked to 2-25Ghz (if one was willing to give the middle finger to battery life).

  10. johnnybrasco says:

    RT @chippy: Watch out Intel. MeeGo could be just what ARM are looking for! http://bit.ly/98Tk5E < Cortex A15 now avail for licensing.

  11. DavidC1 says:

    Look at the roadmap chippy. The “first” Cortex A9 will be arriving same time as Moorestown(cause technically neither really has a product for smartphones out yet), and the “second” A9 will be against Medfield. 2012 means they’ll likely be going against the successor to Medfield.

  12. Chippy says:

    In my opinion we won’t see Medfield in 2011 so it will be a 2012 product. We’ll get better dates next week.

  13. DavidC1 says:

    You won’t see the high end A9’s until 2012 either. Remember, the regular A9’s still yet to arrive, and the high end A9’s is roughly a year after that.

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