The Arm Cortex-A17 processor offers 60% more single thread performance over the Cortex-A9 in a power and area-efficient package, which makes it ideal for mid-range solutions. The processor includes the latest Armv7-A features such as virtualization support, Large Physical Addressing Extension (LPAE), NEON and 128-bit ACE interface.
Highest performance for Armv7-A software ecosystem.
Cost efficiency with premium 32-bit performance for mass-market devices.
Mature and shipped in a wide range of consumer and embedded markets.
|Multicore||1-4x Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP) within a single processor cluster, and multiple coherent SMP processor clusters through AMBA 4 ACE technology. Compatible with CCI-400 for up to two clusters.
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The Cortex-A17 processor offers premium performance and a high-end feature set making it an ideal fit for:
Home consumer appliances
Over-the-top and set-top box devices
Integrated and configurable L2 Cache Controller
Provides low-latency and high-bandwidth access to up to 8MB of cached memory in high-frequency designs.
Support Armv7-A extensions
Hardware Virtualization and Large Physical Address Extensions (LPAE) enables the processor to access up to 1TB of memory.
Architecturally compatible with Cortex-A7 for an efficient big.LITTLE system using Arm CCI interconnect.
The Cortex-A17 processor is optimized for maximum performance for mobile mid-range power budgets. With 60% more single thread performance over the Cortex-A9 processor, the Cortex-A17 processor is the fastest mid-range solution available.
Additionally, the Cortex-A17 processor offers 50% performance uplift over Cortex-A9 on NEON and FPU workloads, boosting performance of any code leveraging this capability such as audio and video codecs.
With expected frequencies beyond 2.5GHz in 28nm, the Cortex-A17 processor can be scaled in size to meet a range of different application demands. Topologies are expected to vary depending on the use case due to the malleability of the Cortex-A17 processor.
The Cortex-A17 processor can be incorporated into an SoC using a broad range of Arm technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. The Cortex-A17 processor is fully supported by Arm development tools. Related IP includes:
Cortex-A17 Technical Reference Manual
The complete guide for system designers, integrators and programmers working on Cortex-A17 based System-on-Chips.
Cortex-A Series Programmer's Guide for Armv7-A
Common to all Cortex-A series processors, this programmer's guide is useful for assembly and C language application development for Armv7-A.Get the Guide
Development Tools for Cortex-A
Arm and our partners provide specialist code generation, debug and analysis tools for software development on Cortex-A series processors, such as DS-5 Development Studio.Development Tools
Arm Design Reviews
Arm's on-site design review service gives licensees confidence that their Cortex-A17 CPU is implemented efficiently, to provide maximum system performance, with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.Explore Arm Design Reviews
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