ARM scales up to 64 bit; launches new big.LITTLE combo, validated in India

05th November 2012
ARM  scales up to 64 bit;  launches new big.LITTLE combo, validated in India

Bangalore, November 6 2012: UK headquartered provider of technology for the world’s most ubiquitous processing platform – ARM -- has moved from 32 bit to 64 bit in its Cortex line of processors targeting a gamut of devices from smarftphones to ( for the first time) servers. 
And critical validation of the new Cortex-A 53 and A-57 processor series was done by India-based engineers explained ARM’s Chief Commercial Officer Mike Inglis on Monday. He was delivering the opening keynote at the company’s annual Technology Symposium which drew over 600 partners and developers to India’s Silicon City.
The processors launched today will continue the evolution of the mobile computing experience by delivering up to three times the performance of today’s superphones and extending today’s superphone experience to entry-level smartphones, Inglis explained. The A 53 and A 57 families continue ARMs big.LITTLE design practice, allowing developers to build applications harnessing a combo of processors, one for low power applications; the other for demanding number crunching tasks, with the ability to scale processor power up or down according to demand. The capabilities of the Cortex-A50 processor series will thus allow it to seamlessly transition from a 32-bit to a 64-bit execution state, enabling today’s existing applications, even while providing scalability to 64-bit for mobile computing client evolution and future superphone trends.
In his talk, Ajit Kalghatgi, Director R&D at Bharat Electronics, the Indian government-owned Defence electronics facility, pointed to the gap between the expected Indian demand for electronics solutions -- $ 400 billion by 2020 and the domestic capacity to address it -- $ 100 billion. He suggested to ARM that India’s wishlist for the company would include low power portable communicators, electronic voting machines and smart grid nodes.
See our Image of the Day pictures of the day long event: 
ARM Technical Symposium moves to Hyderabad on November 8 and to Seoul and Taipei on November 20