Sitara™ Cortex®-A15 Processors

High-performance Cortex-A15 based devices with multimedia or networking acceleration

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

  • Single, dual and quad cores
  • 3.5 DMIPS/MHz
  • NEON and VFP floating point engines
ARM Cortex-A8 Differentiated Peripherals

Designed for power and cost-sensitive applications

  • Factory automation
  • HMI
  • Grid infrastructure

Robust hardware enablement for differentiated peripherals

  • Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • HD Video
  • SATA
  • 10 Gb Ethernet
  • PCIe Gen2
  • Multimedia encoders/decoders
  • Industrial communication subsystem
  • M4s for general applications

Arm® Cortex®-A15 devices







MHz 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
Max DMIPs (ARM 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
Max GMACs (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 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