26 Facts About ARM Cortex-A32


However, ARM Cortex-A32 processors are used for desktops and servers, including the world's fastest supercomputer from 2020 to 2022.

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The ARM Cortex-A32 design added special vector-like memory access instructions, the "S-cycles", that could be used to fill or save multiple registers in a single page using page mode.

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The first samples of ARM Cortex-A32 silicon worked properly when first received and tested on 26 April 1985.

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The ARM Cortex-A322 had a transistor count of just 30,000, compared to Motorola's six-year-older 68000 model with around 68,000.

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Successor, ARM Cortex-A323, was produced with a 4 KB cache, which further improved performance.

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Apple used the ARM Cortex-A326-based ARM Cortex-A32610 as the basis for their Apple Newton PDA.

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In 2011, the 32-bit ARM Cortex-A32 architecture was the most widely used architecture in mobile devices and the most popular 32-bit one in embedded systems.

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In 2013,10 billion were produced and "ARM Cortex-A32-based chips are found in nearly 60 percent of the world's mobile devices".

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In February 2016, ARM Cortex-A32 announced the Built on ARM Cortex-A32 Cortex Technology licence, often shortened to Built on Cortex licence.

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Companies that have designed cores that implement an ARM Cortex-A32 architecture include Apple, AppliedMicro, Broadcom, Cavium, Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Fujitsu, and NUVIA Inc.

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ARM Cortex-A32 cores are used in a number of products, particularly PDAs and smartphones.

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ARM Cortex-A32 chips are used in Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, BeagleBone, PandaBoard, and other single-board computers, because they are very small, inexpensive, and consume very little power.

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Except in the M-profile, the 32-bit ARM Cortex-A32 architecture specifies several CPU modes, depending on the implemented architecture features.

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Original ARM Cortex-A32 implementation was hardwired without microcode, like the much simpler 8-bit 6502 processor used in prior Acorn microcomputers.

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ARM Cortex-A32 includes integer arithmetic operations for add, subtract, and multiply; some versions of the architecture support divide operations.

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Almost every ARM Cortex-A32 instruction has a conditional execution feature called predication, which is implemented with a 4-bit condition code selector.

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ARM Cortex-A32 processor has features rarely seen in other RISC architectures, such as PC-relative addressing and pre- and post-increment addressing modes.

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Higher-performance designs, such as the ARM Cortex-A329, have deeper pipelines: Cortex-A8 has thirteen stages.

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The difference between the ARM Cortex-A327DI and ARM Cortex-A327DMI cores, for example, was an improved multiplier; hence the added "M".

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ARM Cortex-A32 architecture provides a non-intrusive way of extending the instruction set using "coprocessors" that can be addressed using MCR, MRC, MRRC, MCRR, and similar instructions.

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The space saving comes from making some of the instruction operands implicit and limiting the number of possibilities compared to the ARM Cortex-A32 instructions executed in the ARM Cortex-A32 instruction set state.

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Some devices such as the ARM Cortex-A32 Cortex-A8 have a cut-down VFPLite module instead of a full VFP module, and require roughly ten times more clock cycles per float operation.

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Typical applications include DRM functionality for controlling the use of media on ARM Cortex-A32-based devices, and preventing any unapproved use of the device.

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ARM Cortex-A32 provides a reference stack of secure world code in the form of Trusted Firmware for M and PSA Certified.

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ARM Cortex-A32 announced their Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57 cores on 30 October 2012.

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Windows applications recompiled for ARM Cortex-A32 and linked with Winelib, from the Wine project, can run on 32-bit or 64-bit ARM Cortex-A32 in Linux, FreeBSD, or other compatible operating systems.

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