BCM2837 Spec – Quad Core Cortex A53 Processor – Broadcom

This is one of the semiconductor types.

This part name is BCM2837.

This product has Quad Core Cortex A53 Processor @ 1.2 GHz(4x ~2760 DMIPS) functions.

Dimensions : 85 x 56 mm Type

The manufacturer of the product is Broadcom. ( http://www.broadcom.com/)





The BCM2837 includes a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, a VideoCore IV GPU, and various I/O peripherals. It’s capable of running a variety of operating systems, including Linux-based distributions, and is used for tasks such as web browsing, word processing, gaming, and more. The Raspberry Pi 3 and 3+ models were notable for their improved performance and connectivity options compared to earlier Raspberry Pi models.

Full HD 1080p HP H.264 Video Encode/Decode DualCore VideoCoreIV Multimedia Co-Processor

(  Arch. ARMv8 Cortex A53, Clock speed : 1.2 GHz   )





1. New BCM2837 chip

2. Quad-core 64-bit ARM cortex A53 CPU

3. Clocked at 1.2GHz

4. ~50% faster than Pi 2

5 .400MHz VideoCore IV GPU


7. New BCM43438 chip for WiFi/BT

8. 802.11n Wireless LAN

9. Bluetooth 4.1


Reference Site

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi

2. https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Broadcom

3. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=137991&p=916362

4. http://raspi.tv/2016/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-launches-today-64-bit-quad-a53-1-2-ghz-bcm2837


BCM2835 Datasheet

BCM2835 pdf

BCM2836 Datasheet

BCM2836 pdf

Reference Datasheet

BCM2837 pdf

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