The revelations were made by John Ronco, general manager for embedded and automotive business at ARM.
ARM has two Cortex implementations lined up to use the 7nm and 5nm production nodes – Deimos and Hercules – as reported by eeNews Europe in August (ARM announces cores roadmap for PC processors).
According to reports Ronco said that the 7nm Deimos CPU core, to be released in 2019 will be 15 percent higher in performance than the current generation 10nm Cortex-A76 processor core launched in 2018. Meanwhile Hercules, to come in 2020 and migrate to 5nm will provide another 15 percent uplift.
Ronco also discussed the 7nm Cortex-A76AE designed to support automotive applications with the ability to operate a cluster of cores together or in a locked separate mode for additional security of safety functions. Reportedly Ronco added that further AE processors based on Cortex –A and Cortex-R microarchitecture would be launched in the future.