Delivering 64-Bit Arm Platforms

Arm’s new 64-bit Cortex-A50 series embodies the ARMv8-A architecture (Fig. 1). This platform will now be available from a number of vendors targeting the enterprise and small business markets. Applied Micro’s X-Gene (see Arm Joins The 64-bit Club) was announced earlier this year. The ARMv8-A platforms are upward compatible with the existing ARMv7 platforms allowing them to run existing …