TI's ARM® Cortex®-A15 Advantage

The ARM Cortex-A15 processor is proven in a range of different markets and is an increasingly popular choice in networking infrastructure, delivering high-performance processing capability combined with low power consumption. The Cortex-A15 processor delivers roughly twice the performance of the Cortex-A9 processor and can achieve 3.5 DMIPS/MHz.

ARM Cortex-A15 Performance

Broad performance ranges for ARM solutions

  • Up to 4 cores @1.4 GHz
  • 3.5 DMIPS/MHz
  • NEON and VFP floating point engines
ARM Cortex-A8 Differentiated Peripherals

Designed with power-sensitive and high-performance applications in mind

  • Avionics
  • Single Board Computing
  • Software defined radio

Robust hardware enablement for differentiated Peripherals

  • Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • HD Video
  • SATA
  • 10 Gb Ethernet
  • PCIe Gen2

An optimized solution for avionics and defense applications

The AM5K2Ex processor family offers high-reliability (low SER and FIT rate), many high-speed peripherals, and multiple, pin compatible options.

ARM Cortex-A15 Devices

  AM5K2Ex 66AK2G02 66AK2Hx 66AK2L06 AM57x
GHz per Core 1.25GHz – 1.4GHz 600MHz 1.0GHz – 1.4GHz (ARM)
1.0 – 1.2 GHz (DSP)
1.2GHz 500MHz – 1.5GHz (ARM)
500MHz – 750MHz (DSP)
Number of ARM
Cortex-A15 Cores
2-4 1 4 2 1-2
Cortex-A15 Cores)
9800-19600(@1.4GHz) 2100 (@600MHz) 19600 (@1.4GHz) 8400 (@1.2GHz) 10500 (@1.5GHz)
C66x DSP Cores n/a 1 8 4 1-2
(From C66x DSP)
n/a 19.2@ 600MHz 307.2@ 1.2GHz 153.6@ 1.2GHz 48 @ 750MHz
Multimedia n/a n/a n/a n/a 2x SGX544 3D
GC320 2D
1080p60 Video Accelerator
Ethernet 8x 1GbE
1x 1GbE 4x 1GbE
4x 1GbE
2x 1GbE
Additional Accelerators n/a PRU-ICSS
n/a JESD204B Quad core PRU
Dual core ARM Cortex-M4