ARM has unveiled a new CPU architecture designed for chips for chips that offer “ultra high efficiency.” The new ARM Cortex-A35 design is available for licensing by chip makers and the first devices featuring chips based on these designs are expected to launch by the end of 2016.

arm cortex-a35

The ARM Cortex-A35 CPU is basically a follow-up to the Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 chips ARM introduced a few years ago. The new design is based on ARMv8-A, 64-bit architecture and should offer up to 20 percent better performance while consuming around 10 percent less power than a Cortex-A7 chip.

Don’t expect to see Cortex-A35 chips in high-end smartphones. But it could be used in low-power, low-priced smartphones as well as other energy-efficient products including wearables and internet-of-things hardware.

The addition of the new chips also now means that ARM has 64-bit processors for a range of product categories including low-power, mid-range, and high-performance devices.

via AnandTech and Android Authority

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