The device implements one dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A72 MPU, which is integrated inside the Compute Cluster, along with other modules. The Cortex-A72 cores are general-purpose processors that can be used for running customer applications.
The A72SS is built around the Arm Cortex-A72 MPCore (A72 cluster), which is provided by Arm and configured by TI. It is based on the symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) architecture, and thus it delivers high performance and optimal power management and debug capabilities.
The A72 processor is a multi-issue out-of-order superscalar execution engine with integrated L1 instruction and data caches, compatible with Armv8-A architecture. The Armv8-A architecture brings a number of new features. These include 64-bit data processing, extended virtual addressing and 64-bit general purpose registers.
For more information, see Dual-A72 MPU Subsystem section in Processors and Accelerators chapter in the device TRM.