ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology is a heterogeneous processing architecture which uses two types of processor. "LITTLE" processors are designed for maximum power efficiency while "big" processors are designed to provide maximum compute performance.
The first big.LITTLE solution pairs the ARM Cortex®-A15 processor with the ARM Cortex-A7 processor, this solution is in real devices today. Further information about big.LITTLE solutions using other ARM cores is available at www.arm.com
Partners using big.LITTLE technology are able to develop innovative and diverse mobile products from tablets to smartphones. They can design once and choose many different performance points. In addition, the energy reduction they achieve can be used to add more and more functionality.
We are helping many OEMs by delivering low cost processors that can provide a range of high performance, low energy products and devices into the marketplace.
By enabling members of the ARM ecosystem to innovate, ARM big.LITTLE technology helps deliver a massive breadth and diversity of mobile products in a growing market where mobile is the primary computing device.