Power efficient Cortex-A35 to replace Cortex-A7 CPU

The Cortex A7 is still king in powerful wearable SoCs today: Snapdragon 400, Exynos 3250 and MediaTek MT2601.
These are still capable enough to run a full Android or equivalent smartwatch OS, but do not compromise on heat-up and empty the small batteries they're coupled with.

+ARM just announced the highly successful Cortex-A7 successor, the ARMv8 64-bit Cortex-A35.
It's described at being better at everything than the A7 and also configurable.
SoC vendors will be able to choose which or customize the blocks included without resorting to build their own CPU: something very convenient to scale it from IoT devices choosing it instead of micro-controllers to full-fledged smartphones.

We will probably see it as small core in big.LITTLE configuration as well, since the A53 has not been as convincing as hoped.

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ARM Announces New Cortex-A35 CPU – Ultra-High Efficiency For Wearables & More

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François Simond

Mobile engineer & analyst specialized in, display, camera color calibration, audio tuning

2 thoughts on “Power efficient Cortex-A35 to replace Cortex-A7 CPU”

  1. The original Moto G was a great phone at the time, with great battery life to large extend thanks to the A7 CPUs. Hopefully the A35 will be a worthy successor.

    Hopefully we will see some big.Little configurations targeted at battery life too, something like a 4xA35@1.4GHz+ 2xA72@1.6Ghz build on one of the newer 28nm processes.

  2. On the wearables side, it will be interesting to see if Apple is really committed to the aWatch or will they use ARM design again. That might tell us how much they believe in the category.

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