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Qualcomm Krait is an ARM-based central processing unit included in the Snapdragon S4 and earlier models of Snapdragon 400/600/800 series SoCs. It was introduced in 2012 as a successor to the Scorpion CPU and although it has architectural similarities, Krait is not a Cortex-A15 core, but it was designed in-house.[1] In 2015, Krait was superseded by the 64-bit Kryo architecture, first introduced in Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Krait
General Info
Launched2012
Designed byQualcomm
Common manufacturer(s)
Performance
Max. CPU clock rate1 GHz to 2.7 GHz
Cache
L1 cache16 KiB and 16 KiB
L2 cache1 MiB or 2 MiB
Architecture and classification
Instruction setARMv7-A, Thumb-2
Physical specifications
Cores
  • 2 or 4
History
PredecessorScorpion
SuccessorKryo

OverviewEdit

  • 11 stage integer pipeline with 3-way decode and 4-way out-of-order speculative issue superscalar execution
  • Pipelined VFPv4[2][under discussion] and 128-bit wide NEON (SIMD)
  • 7 execution ports
  • 4 KB + 4 KB direct mapped L0 cache
  • 16 KB + 16 KB 4-way set associative L1 cache
  • 1 MB (dual-core) or 2 MB (quad-core) 8-way set-associative L2 cache
  • Dual or quad-core configurations
  • Performance (DMIPS/MHz):
    • Krait 200: 3.3 (28 nm LP)
    • Krait 300: 3.39[3] (28 nm LP)
    • Krait 400: 3.39 (28 nm HPm)
    • Krait 450: 3.51 (28 nm HPm)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brian Klug; Anand Lal Shimpi (October 7, 2011). "Qualcomm's New Snapdragon S4: MSM8960 & Krait Architecture Explored". Anandtech. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  2. ^ Brian Klug; Anand Lal Shimpi (February 21, 2012). "Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Performance Preview - 1.5 GHz MSM8960 MDP and Adreno 225 Benchmarks". Anandtech. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  3. ^ Linley Gwennap (December 18, 2012). "Krait 300 Bumps Up Performance". Linley on Mobile. The Linley Group. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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