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Freescale processor has four A53 cores

Freescale has launched the QorIQ LS1043A comms processor, said by the company to be the most power efficient 64bit ARM based device.

The device features four Cortex-A53 cores, each running at 1.5GHz. This is said to result in a performance of 16,000CoreMarks, with a power consumption of 6W.

Senior product marketing manager Eric Dudley said the device had been developed to cope with more network traffic. "Data from the IoT and from 802.11ac means it's becoming a software centric world. This device supports wired and wireless applications and offers secure high speed communications; connecting to the cloud means it has to be secure."

The computing performance of the LS1043A is said to be equivalent to that offered by Freescale's PowerPC based parts.

Graham Pitcher

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