Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Broadcom Licenses ARMv7 and ARMv8

Broadcom has licensed the ARMv7 and ARMv8 architectures.

ARMv7 is the basis for all current 32-bit ARM Cortex processors, including the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A9 processors. ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM architecture that includes 64-bit execution, enabling processors based on the architecture to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution.

Broadcom is one of the lead partners for the Cortex-A50 series of processors, the first implementation of the ARMv8 architecture, launched at the ARM TechCon in 2012.


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