low-power design

May 7, 2015

EEMBC starts work on IoT-node power benchmark

Benchmarking organization EEMBC has kicked off an effort to develop a set of performance tests for edge nodes for the Internet of Things (IoT).
April 22, 2015

Fusion core targets voice-activated devices

Cadence has launched a processor core aimed at ‘always on’ signal-processing applications such as voice detection and recognition for wearables.
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March 24, 2015

TI uses Cortex-M4F to provide low-power 32bit upgrade for MSP430

Texas Instruments has launched a family of ARM-based microcontrollers intended to act as a migration path from its low-energy 16bit MSP430 series, developing its own flash-capable 90nm process to implement them.
March 12, 2015

Cea-Leti opens FD-SOI design center

CEA-Leti has launched a design center called Silicon Impulse with the intention of lowering the entry barrier to using the FD-SOI process.
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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+.
October 2, 2014

ARM to extend Big.Little for GPUs and heat management

A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
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October 2, 2014

ARM puts IoT operating system on roadmap in software drive

ARM is making a free operating system a cornerstone of its push into selling both more cores and server software to help manage them.
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October 1, 2014

The changes demanded by IoT design

Does the internet of things (IoT) require a change in design techniques? A number of people involved in the EDA industry reckon it does.
September 29, 2014

TSMC adds sub-micron low-leakage processes

TSMC has launched three processes the foundry is aiming at internet-of-things (IoT) and wearable-device designs, providing lower-leakage versions of its 55nm, 40nm and 28nm processes.
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September 17, 2014

New flows needed for the ‘insects of the SoC world’

Chris Rowen, CTO of the IP group at Cadence Design Systems, expects the internet of things (IoT) to cause a split in approaches to SoC design, one of a set of predictions about the nascent market.
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