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.
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.
NXP discusses second silicon flavor for automotive radar, after earlier launch of postage-stamp devices.
Foundry strikes two more Internet of Things subsystem deals for its 55nm ULP process based on Cadence Tensilica and Imagination MIPS/PowerVR cores.
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+.
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
Freescale Semiconductor has tuned the design of the KL02 microcontroller to produce a new design that is close to 20 per smaller.
Silicon Labs has brought development support for both its 8bit and ongoing 32bit microcontroller lines together using its Simplicity Studio IDE.
Imagination Technologies' MIPS group has launched processor cores that include support for virtualization and measures to prevent reverse engineering.
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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