MCU

October 23, 2017

Arm plans secure reference architecture for Cortex-M

Arm is putting together a security framework that the company is assembling to support, at least initially, IoT devices based on the Cortex v8M architecture.
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March 27, 2017

EEMBC starts rollout of IoT wireless benchmarks

The benchmarking consortium EEMBC has released the first of series package designed to measure the energy efficiency of IoT wireless communications, kicking off with one for Bluetooth Low Energy.
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June 6, 2016

NXP readies single package solution for 77GHz radar

NXP discusses second silicon flavor for automotive radar, after earlier launch of postage-stamp devices.
June 10, 2015

TSMC adds Cadence and Imagination subsystems for IoT

Foundry strikes two more Internet of Things subsystem deals for its 55nm ULP process based on Cadence Tensilica and Imagination MIPS/PowerVR cores.
January 19, 2015

Ambiq uses subthreshold techniques to cut power on ARM MCUs

Research by the University of Michigan into subthreshold circuit design has led to spinoff company Ambiq Micro creating a family of microcontrollers that it claims provide an ARM Cortex-M4F with power consumption at levels normally associated with an M0+.
March 13, 2014

Memory focus for specialized 32bit MCU

For a new 32bit microcontroller family, FTDI Chip has decided to not follow the crowd into the ARM camp but go it alone with its own proprietary architecture
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February 27, 2014

Freescale tweaks Cortex-M0+ MCU to squeeze die size down

Freescale Semiconductor has tuned the design of the KL02 microcontroller to produce a new design that is close to 20 per smaller.
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February 26, 2014

Silicon Labs brings 8 and 32bit MCUs into toolchain

Silicon Labs has brought development support for both its 8bit and ongoing 32bit microcontroller lines together using its Simplicity Studio IDE.
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February 24, 2014

MIPS brings virtualization and tamper protection to 32bit MCUs

Imagination Technologies' MIPS group has launched processor cores that include support for virtualization and measures to prevent reverse engineering.
October 23, 2013

ARM v8-R launch focuses on safety applications

ARM has launched the -R version of its v8 architecture, targeting applications in automotive and industrial systems and possibly spawning a new generation of Linux-oriented microcontollers.
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