This document describes the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor integrated in the hard processor system (HPS) of the Altera Cyclone V and Arria V SoC FPGAs. This innovative HPS contains a microprocessor unit (MPU) with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore 32-bit application-class processor, memory controllers, and a rich set of system peripherals, hardened in Altera’s most advanced 28-nm FPGA fabric. These SoC FPGAs provide the performance, power, and cost savings of hard logic, with the flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic.