ARM tips 64-bit 'big-little' processors, partners -

ARM tips 64-bit ‘big-little’ processors, partners

Processor IP licensor ARM disclosed details on Tuesday (Oct. 30) of its next generation of big-little processors that support 64-bit processing and addressing. The Cortex-A53 and -A57 processors are aimed at 20-nm implementation.

Simon Segars, ARM's executive vice president and general manager of the processor and physical IP divisions, provided the details during a keynote talk at the ARM TechCon conference and exhibition here. More details about the micro-architecture of the two chips are expected later in the conference, which was organized by UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times.

Segars also announced six partners working with ARM on Cortex-A50-series processors but did not identify which partners are working on A57, A53 or future processor cores. The partners are: AMD, Broadcom, Calxeda, HiSilicon, Samsung and STMicroelectronics. They are expected to ship Cortex-A50 series-based chips in 2014.

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