During the Techcon 2015, ARM has launched a new chip architecture for “high efficiency”. The new design adopted by ARM Cortex-A35 is available for licensing to manufacturers of ARM-based SoC, but the first devices equipped with the new chip will not be launched before the end of 2016. Almost a year, or a little less.
The CPU ARM Cortex-A35 is, in essence, an upgrade of the chip Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 launched a few years ago. The new design is based on architecture ARMv8-A 64-bit and should offer from 6% to 40% more performance with reduced power consumption by 10% compared to the Cortex-A7. Excellent results, if you think that the Cortex-A35 is smaller (in size) of 25% of its predecessor. With this new chip, then, completes its range of ARM core 64-bit for the different product categories: low, mid-range and high performance.
The new chip is compatible with big.LITTLE configurations and therefore can be used in combination with significantly higher performance as core Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A57. It ‘a processor highly scalable, so can be redesigned by customers of ARM (other chip manufacturers) is a quad-core version (with 32K of L1 cache, 1MB L2 cache with NEON Engine) is a single core release ( with only 8K of L1 cache). Cortex-A35 quad-core processor has a frequency of 1.0GHz and consumes less than 90 mW, while the Cortex-A35 single core remains below 6mW with 100MHz frequency.
Obviously Cortex-A35 will not be directed to high-end smartphones, since the processor is by definition thought “for low power and high efficiency”, and entry-level terminals, and wearable devices IoT