Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Apr 2006 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems As expected processor licensor ARM Holdings and Handshake Solutions NV, a Royal Philips Electronics subsidiary, have developed an asynchronous processor based on the ARM9 core. The ARM996HS is thought to be the first commercial clockless processor and is being described as particular suited to use as an automotive microcontroller. Because clockless processors consume zero dynamic power when there is no activity, they can significantly extend battery life compared with clocked equivalents.
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RE: somewhat dubious
by hobgoblin on Sat 8th Apr 2006 20:26 UTC in reply to "somewhat dubious"
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

at the very least it will make its way into handheld devices (where ARM have a virtual monopoly), and that is a place where the ability to save power is very important.

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