Cortex-A32

The Cortex-A32 processor is Arm’s smallest, lowest-power Armv8-A processor optimized for 32-bit embedded applications.

Cortex A-32 chip diagram

Getting Started

The Cortex-A32 processor uses an efficient, 8-stage, in-order pipeline that has been extensively optimized to provide the 32-bit Armv8-A features in the smallest footprint and power.


Specifications

Architecture 32-bit Armv8-A
Multicore 1-4x Symmetrical Multiprocessing (SMP) within a single processor cluster, and multiple coherent SMP processor clusters through AMBA 4 technology
ISA Support
 
  • AArch32 for full backward compatibility with Armv7
  • TrustZone security technology
  • Neon Advanced SIMD
  • DSP & SIMD extensions
  • VFPv4 Floating point
  • Hardware virtualization support
Debug & Trace
CoreSight DK-A32

Characteristics

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. 


  • Manual containing technical information.
  • 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
  • A program that is running on a desktop.
  • 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
  • a ulink, a board, a desktop.
  • 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.

    Learn more
  • Line drawing of letter, email etc.
  • Cortex-A32 Whitepaper

    The whitepaper explains how the Cortex-A32 is an ideal stepping stone into the Cortex-A family for traditional Cortex-M products.

    Download

Get Support

Arm Support

Arm training courses and on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the Cortex-A32 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.

Arm training courses  Arm Design Reviews  Open a support case

Related IP

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:

 

Graphic IP
Other IP
Tools

Mali-470 GPU

Mali-DP550 display processor

Mali-V550 video processor

CoreLink Interconnect

Interrupt Controllers

CoreLink Cache Coherent Interconnect Family

Memory Controllers

CoreSight SoC-400

POP IP

DS-5 Development Studio

Fixed Virtual Platforms

Development Boards

Arm Compiler

Fast Models

 

Community Forums

Answered Looking for an eval board with octa core Armv8 CPU
  • AArch64
0 votes 350 views 9 replies Latest 16 hours ago by Dzik Answer this
Answered aarch64 Exception Level Sw itch from EL1 to EL0 0 votes 140 views 7 replies Latest yesterday by michaelyuanfeng Answer this
Answered Exclusive Access Restriction Clarification
  • AMBA
0 votes 1508 views 4 replies Latest yesterday by Taniya Garg Answer this
Answered MMU and Cache configuration 0 votes 528 views 12 replies Latest 2 days ago by Vanhealsing Answer this
Answered How can i get the real binary size of a Program 0 votes 117 views 2 replies Latest 3 days ago by chrisKConti Answer this
Answered Running Bootloader out of RAM 0 votes 150 views 1 replies Latest 4 days ago by chrisKConti Answer this
Answered Looking for an eval board with octa core Armv8 CPU Latest 16 hours ago by Dzik 9 replies 350 views
Answered aarch64 Exception Level Sw itch from EL1 to EL0 Latest yesterday by michaelyuanfeng 7 replies 140 views
Answered Exclusive Access Restriction Clarification Latest yesterday by Taniya Garg 4 replies 1508 views
Answered MMU and Cache configuration Latest 2 days ago by Vanhealsing 12 replies 528 views
Answered How can i get the real binary size of a Program Latest 3 days ago by chrisKConti 2 replies 117 views
Answered Running Bootloader out of RAM Latest 4 days ago by chrisKConti 1 replies 150 views