Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ARM Positions Cortex-R8 for 5G, Storage

ARM's newest Cortex-R8 processor, which is expected to arrive later this year, will enable chip designers to double the performance of ARM-based modem and mass storage device SoCs.

The company said its Cortex-R8 based SoCs feature a quad-core CPU configuration, coherency system and rich set of memory and peripheral interfaces. The design promises the scalable performance, low power, fast and highly deterministic interrupt response times and extremely low-latency interfaces which will be required in future mobile broadband devices.

As a data storage SoC solution, the Cortex-R8 targets the higher capacity and faster data rates in hard and solid state drives across enterprise and consumer storage solutions. Cortex-R8 enables this in a highly efficient way by dynamically scaling performance as workload changes. The Cortex-R8 includes a range of very low latency dedicated interfaces that help ensure performance is extended through the SoC system.

“5G will revolutionize mobile communications as it delivers the ability to significantly increase data rates, offering a far better mobile experience,” said James McNiven, general manager, CPU Group, ARM. “The Cortex-R8 is the most powerful real-time CPU available and its unrivalled performance will make it instrumental in the creation of 5G modems. It will form the communications heart of future smartphones, tablets, connected cars and IoT.”


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