|Designed by||ARM Holdings|
|Cores||1-4 per cluster|
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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. It was announced October 30th, 2012 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 processor is used in the ODROID-C2 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.