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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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Tue 13th Mar 2012 18:51 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

That's small enough to embed in something really cool, like an eyeball.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Morgan on Tue 13th Mar 2012 19:01 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-06-29

Ouch! I think I'd rather have it embedded in the surrounding tissue, and linked to the eye's optic nerve. Having worn contact lenses throughout my life, I can say first hand that foreign objects in the eye are barely tolerable when they are custom fit, I can't imagine even a 1mm square chip in there. Don't forget it needs a power source too.

Then again, they are making some amazing advances with lenses containing embedded circuitry. I do agree this chip is a game changer in many ways.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by viton on Wed 14th Mar 2012 00:50 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-08-09

That's small enough to embed in something really cool, like an eyeball.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/01/28/arm-talks-about-20nm-cpus-and-ch...

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