ARM Cortex A35 is the first in a family of new ultra-high-efficiency processors for the ARMv8-A Architecture. It is especially designed for high-growth mobile and embedded applications. Cortex-A35 designed for greater experiences enabled by ARM v8-A architecture. It is also 32-bit and 64-bit computational capable. It is also designed with some cryptography features.
The world’s most efficient 64-bit mobile processor
ARM Cortex A35 is the successor of Cortex-A7. The Cortex-A35 is the most efficient Cortex-A class CPU ever designed by ARM. It also takes the power profile of Cortex A7. It is also configurable to ARM big.Little Technology. Cortex-A35 also delivers an average of 20 percent greater performance and efficiency. It consumes less than 90mW total power per core when operating at 1GHz in a 28nm process node.
ARM and its partners are building a 64-bit ecosystem that is growing rapidly, with more than 50 percent of smartphones now shipping using an SoC based on the ARMv8-A architecture. The 64-bit capable Cortex-A53 represents a large percentage of those units. The Cortex-A35 consumes about 33 percent less power per core and occupies 25 percent less silicon area, relative to the Cortex-A53.
“The ARM Cortex-A35 processor is welcomed by MediaTek for its scalability of the ARMv8-A architecture, which will enable us to continue to provide efficient and highly integrated 64-bit SoCs to global markets,” said Jeffrey Ju, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, MediaTek.
The Cortex-A35 processor offers significant performance improvements compared to the Cortex-A7 processor. The graph above depicts the pipeline performance of each of the processors. Comparison is also assumed with the same process Technology and implementation for both the processors.
ARMv8-A innovation across more applications
Cortex-A35 is the first in this new family of ultra-high-efficiency processors to enable integration of the ARMv8-A architecture attributes into power-constrained embedded applications such as single-board computers and automotive. This family of processors is the most compelling new IP option in the industry for markets that expect more features and functionality within shrinking power envelopes. Additionally, to support the differentiation and rapid deployment of embedded applications, ARM is backing the new family of processors with a full package of training and design assistance services for its Partners.
“ARM expects the Cortex-A35 to begin shipping in production silicon from its partners by late 2016.”