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

Comprehensive integration and software enablement

ARM Cortex-A8 Differentiated Peripherals

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

  • Avionics
  • Single Board Computing
  • Software defined radio

An optimized solution for Avionics and Defense applications

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

Robust hardware enablement for differentiated Peripherals

  • Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 10 Gb Ethernet
  • PCIe Gen2

Cortex-A15 Devices

  AM5K2E02 AM5K2E04 66AK2E05 66AK2H12 66AK2H14 66AK2L06
GHz per Core 1.25GHz – 1.4GHz 1.25GHz – 1.4GHz 1.25GHz – 1.4GHz 1.0GHz – 1.4GHz (ARM)
1.0 – 1.2 GHz (DSP)
1.0GHz – 1.4GHz (ARM)
1.0 – 1.2 GHz (DSP)
1.2GHz
Number of ARM™
Cortex™-A15 Cores
2 4 4 4 4 2
Max DMIPs (ARM
Cortex™-A15 Cores)
9800 (@1.4GHz) 19600 (@1.4GHz) 19600 (@1.4GHz) 19600 (@1.4GHz) 19600 (@1.4GHz) 8400 (@1.2GHz)
C66x DSP Cores n/a n/a 1 8 8 4
Max GMACs
(From C66x DSP)
n/a n/a 44.8@ 1.4GH 307.2@ 1.2GHz 307.2@ 1.2GHz 153.6@ 1.2GHz
Max GFLOPs
(DSP + NEON)
22.4 44.8 67.2 198.4 198.4 96
L1 KB per core 32D/32P 32D/32P 32D/32P 32D/32P 32D/32P 32D/32P (ARM)
64D/64P (DSP)
L2 Shared Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 1 MB
Shared SRAM 2 MB 2 MB 2 MB 6 MB 6 MB 3 MB
DDR (with ECC)
MHz
64b 1600 MHz 64b 1600 MHz 64b 1600 MHz 2x 64b 1600 MHz 2x 64b 1600 MHz 64b 1600 MHz
Gigabit Ethernet 8 lanes 8 lanes 8 lanes 4 lanes 4 lanes 4 lanes
10 Gigabit Etherne No 2 lanes 2 lanes No 2 lanes No
PCI Express Gen 2 2 lanes of x2 2 lanes of x2 2 lanes of x2 1 lanes of x2 1 lanes of x2 1 lanes of x2
Serial RapidIO No No No 1x4 or 2x2 o r4x1 1x4 or 2x2 o r4x1 No
Extended Case Temperature -40°C to
100°C
-40°C to
100°C
-40°C to
100°C
-40°C to
100°C
-40°C to
100°C
-40°C to
100°C