big.LITTLE™ is a state-of-the-art technology designed by ARM. With performance and data consumption predicted to increase by eight times, a future proofed energy efficient solution had to be found. That’s where big.LITTLE comes in.
By using multiple processors that are developed for different energy and performance budgets, big.LITTLE provides optimum performance and maximum efficiency. The first big.LITTLE solutions will pair the ARM Cortex-A15 processor with the ARM Cortex-A7 processor. This will be followed by a roadmap of new Cortex processors that build on big.LITTLE making it an important innovation for future mobile devices.
If you want to think big, think big.LITTLE - technology that enables the next generation of mobile gaming, bigger brighter screens and longer mobile battery life.
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Welcome to the next generation of mobile gaming. Console-style graphics can now be integrated into games for mobile devices.
big.LITTLE technology saves up to 70% processor energy consumption for common workload applications, so you can now get performance without compromise.
Mobile devices that can last for days without needing to recharge are now possible.
Devices can stay connected for longer and will be able to stay constantly updated.
big.LITTLE extends battery life by optimising performance for apps based on the amount of processing power they need.
big will take care of high-performance apps such as gaming and video, while LITTLE will handle tasks such as texts and emails.
Partners using big.LITTLE technology are able to scale and offer product diversification in everything 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.
Our technology gives many members of the ARM ecosystem a chance to innovate, which ultimately provides massive breadth and diversity in a growing market where mobile is the primary computing device.