Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:06

ARM cooks up ultra low voltage processor

Written by Fudzilla staff



Most energy-efficient CPU ever


ARM has proudly announced its most efficient processor to date, the Cortex M0+, or nonplus for the crowd that doesn’t speak geek.

Interestingly, the new 32bit processor is stamped out in a low cost 90nm LP process, yet it consumes just a third of the energy of any 8bit or 16bit chip available today.

Of course, the new chip is not aimed at smartphones or sexy gadgets, but it will soldier on in other markets for years to come. ARM claim that the chip should enable designers to come up with new wireless devices that will run on a single charge for months on end. This will make it suitable for a wide array of uses, ranging from medical equipment to households appliances.

The new chips will consume as little as 9uA/MHz and the core is said to measure less than 1mm by 1mm in size. ARM expects M0+ chips to sell for 13 to 20 pence, giving new meaning to the phrase cheap as chips.

Fudzilla staff

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments