Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Mar 2012 16:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The Cortex -M0+ architecture is designed to provide chip-makers with the means to build microcontrollers that require "ultra low power" but are capable of 32-bit processing. Arm says it went back to the drawing board to create the new processor cores which measure 1mm by 1mm in size. It says the microcontrollers should draw around a third less energy than their predecessors, which only offered 8 and 16-bit capabilities.
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1mm x 1mm sounds way too big
by Nicholas Blachford on Tue 13th Mar 2012 19:32 UTC
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I think your scale is a bit off. The M0+ is a lot smaller than 1mm x 1mm. I expect on a modern process it's questionable if it'll even be visible to the naked eye.

ARM's Mali-55 GPU was 1mm x 1mm, and that was a couple of years back now.

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