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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RE: Damnit
by zima on Sun 18th Mar 2012 01:23 UTC in reply to "Damnit"
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I would call that: Pre-Magic Level :-D

I mean, 32-bit, 1mm x 1mm small, and it needs very low energy. Just fascinating.

I don't know why you would be so impressed just now, that's not very different from the scale of ANY modern microprocessor.

OTOH, when seen in the context of scale shrink from those typical in 50s-60s, and the then-contemporary fictitious depictions of computers... but, yeah, this jump happened quite visibly some time ago.

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