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 gus3 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 19:12 UTC in reply to "Damnit"
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I agree. 1 mm^2 is about the size of the weave on tent canvas. That is mind-blowing.

Excuse me while my imagination pictures a "web" of Arm processors embedded between the threads...

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RE[2]: Damnit
by Lennie on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:55 in reply to "RE: Damnit"
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I wonder how much power it needs, maybe if you have a tent with you could have half of the squares be photovoltaic cells. ;-)

Edited 2012-03-14 12:56 UTC

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