The Arm Cortex-A32 processor uses an efficient, 8-stage, in-order pipeline that has been extensively optimised to provide the 32-bit Armv8-A features in the smallest footprint and power.
Armv8-A architectural enhancements, full backwards compatibility with Armv7-A software.
New power management features.
Configurable and scalable 32-bit processor with new configuration options.
Efficiency and performance improvements when compared to Cortex-A7 processor.
|Multicore||1-4x Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP) within a single processor cluster, and multiple coherent SMP processor clusters through AMBA 4 technology
|Debug & Trace
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The Cortex-A32 is suitable for the diverse embedded and IoT markets.
Single board computers (SBCs)
Low-power IoT nodes supporting rich OS
32-bit Armv8-A architecture
The Cortex-A32 processor supports the AArch32 execution state specified in the Armv8-A architecture profile. In this execution state, it supports the A32/T32 instruction set and is fully compatible with Armv7-A.
New idle power management features
Incorporates new power management features compared to the Cortex-A7 processor thereby providing more capabilities to reduce leakage power in the CPU idle states.
Scalable and versatile
The Cortex-A32 processor can be configured from a single core configuration to a maximum configuration that includes four CPU cores in a cluster with a shared L2 cache.
The Cortex-A32 processor delivers higher efficiency (performance per mW) and higher performance than the Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A5 processors.
The graph depicts relative performance improvements delivered by the Cortex-A32 processor compared to the Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 processors across some of the popular benchmarks. The performance comparisons are for the same clock frequency and same processor configurations.
The Cortex-A32 processor can be incorporated into an SoC using a broad range of Arm technology including Graphics IP, System IP, and Physical IP. The Cortex-A32 processor is fully supported by Arm development tools. Related IP includes:
Cortex-A32 Technical Reference Manual
For system designers and software engineers, the Cortex-A32 manual provides information on implementing and programming Cortex-A32 based devices.Read here
Cortex-A Series Programmer's Guide for Armv8-A
Common to all Cortex-A series processors, this programmer's guide is useful for assembly and C language application development for Armv8-A.Get the guide
Development Tools for Cortex-AArm 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.
The whitepaper explains how the Cortex-A32 is an ideal stepping stone into the Cortex-A family for traditional Cortex-M products.Download
Arm Design Reviews
Arm's on-site design review service gives licensees confidence that their Cortex-A32 CPU is implemented efficiently, to provide maximum system performance, with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.Learn more
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