How fast can an ARM Cortex-A15 run? 2GHz in Samsung’s 32nm process technology. That’s fast!

At the eighth annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin Taipei, Taiwan, Samsung previewed the Exynos 5250 applications processor, which is based on a dual-core implementation of the ARM Cortex-A15 processor running at 2GHz implemented in the company’s 32nm CMOS process technology. According to Samsung, the dual-core Cortex-A15 processor complex running at 2GHz is about twice as fast as a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor complex running at 1.5GHz, so there’s some architectural advantage there in addition to the uptick in clock speed. The Exynos 5250 also incorporates “the industry’s first” ultra-high resolution WQXGA (2560 * 1600) display subsystem. Sampling and mass production of the device is planned for 2Q 2012.

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EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at
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