ARM Cortex-A53
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ARM Cortex-A53
ARM Cortex-A53
Designed byARM Holdings
Cores1-4 per cluster
L1 cache8-64KiB
L2 cache128KiB-2MiB
SuccessorARM Cortex-A55
Product code name(s)
  • Apollo

The ARM Cortex-A53 is one of the first two microarchitectures implementing the ARMv8-A 64-bit instruction set designed by ARM Holdings. The Cortex-A53 is a superscalar processor, capable of dual-issuing some instructions.[1] It was announced October 30th, 2012[2] and is marketed by ARM as either a stand-alone, more energy-efficient alternative to the more powerful Cortex-A57 microarchitecture, or to be used alongside a more powerful microarchitecture in a big.LITTLE configuration. It is available as an IP core to licensees, commensurate with other ARM intellectual property and processor designs.



The ARM Cortex-A53 processor has been used in the LeMaker HiKey since 2015[3] and Raspberry Pi 3 since February 2016.[4]

The Cortex-A53 is also used in a number of Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs.[5][6][7] Semi-custom derivatives of the Cortex-A53 have been used in the Kryo 250 and Kryo 260 CPUs.[8][9]

The processor is used in the ODROID-C2[10] and in Roku streaming media players (in the high-end models from 2016 and in all 2017 models). Another notable Cortex-A53 application is the Pine A64/A64+ single-board computer.

These cores are used in a 24-core SoC, the Socionext SynQuacer SC2A11.

The processor is used in Amazon Fire tablets, including the Fire HD 8 and the Samsung galaxy core prime.

See also


  1. ^ "Cortex-A53 Processor". ARM Holdings. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "ARM Launches Cortex-A50 Series, the World's Most Energy-Efficient 64-bit Processors". ARM Holdings. 2012-10-30. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "HiKey attends the ET Show in Japan 2015". LeMaker. 12 November 2015. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Upton, Eben (29 February 2016). "Raspberry Pi 3 on sale now at $35 - Raspberry Pi". Raspberry Pi. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Lal Shimpi, Anand (9 December 2013). "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 410 based on 64-bit ARM Cortex A53". Anandtech. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Lal Shimpi, Anand (24 February 2014). "Snapdragon 610 & 615: Qualcomm Continues down its 64-bit warpath with 4/8-core Cortex A53 designs". Anandtech. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Snapdragon 625 Mobile Platform". Qualcomm.
  8. ^ "Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform". Qualcomm.
  9. ^ "Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform". Qualcomm.
  10. ^ "en:c2_hardware [Odroid Wiki]". Retrieved .

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