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This chapter introduces the Cortex-A72 processor
and its features.
About the Cortex-A72 processor
The Cortex-A72 processor is a high-performance, low-power processor that implements the ARMv8-A architecture. It has one to four cores in a single processor device with L1 and L2 cache subsystems.
The Cortex-A72 processor complies with, or implements, the specifications described in this section.
The Cortex-A72 processor includes the following features:
The Cortex-A72 processor has the following external interfaces:
The following table lists the options that the implementer can choose when implementing the Cortex-A72 processor in an SoC.
The Cortex-A72 processor provides test signals that enable the use of both Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG) and MBIST to test the processor and its memory arrays.