The ARM Cortex-A12 is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARMv7-A architecture. It provides up to 4 cache-coherent cores. The Cortex-A12 is a successor to the Cortex-A9.
|Designed by||ARM Holdings|
|L1 cache||32-64 KiB I, 32 KiB D|
|L2 cache||256 KiB–8 MiB (configurable with L2 cache controller)|
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ARM claims that the Cortex-A12 core is 40 percent more powerful than the Cortex-A9 core. New features not found in the Cortex-A9 include hardware virtualization and 40-bit Large Physical Address Extensions (LPAE) addressing. It was announced as supporting big.LITTLE, however shortly afterwards the ARM Cortex-A17 was announced as the upgraded version with that capability.
Key features of the Cortex-A12 core are:
- Out-of-order speculative issue superscalar execution pipeline giving 3.00 DMIPS/MHz/core.
- NEON SIMD instruction set extension.
- High performance VFPv4 floating point unit.
- Thumb-2 instruction set encoding reduces the size of programs with little impact on performance.
- TrustZone security extensions.
- L2 cache controller (0-8 MB).
- Multi-core processing.
- 40-bit Large Physical Address Extensions (LPAE) addressing up to 1 TB of RAM.
- Hardware virtualization support.
- "ARM Cortex-A12 Processor". Arm.com.
- Anand Lal Shimpi (11 February 2014). "ARM Cortex A17: An Evolved Cortex A12 for the Mainstream in 2015". AnandTech. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- Stefan Rosinger (1 October 2014). "ARM Cortex-A17 / Cortex-A12 processor update". ARM Connected Community.
- ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing
- ARM Targets 580 Million Mid-Range Mobile Devices with New Suite of IP
- Anand Lal Shimpi (11 February 2014). "ARM Cortex A17: An Evolved Cortex A12 for the Mainstream in 2015". Anandtech.
- "Cortex-A12 Processor Specifications". ARM.
- ARM Holdings