Junko Yoshida, EETimes
3/15/2017 01:26 PM EDT
PARIS – To do FD-SOI or not to do FD-SOI? NXP Semiconductors’ announcement this week at Embedded World in Nuremberg might finally put an end to this Shakespearean quandary, although there remain players in the chip industry unprepared to face the answer.
NXP launched what the company claims to be the lowest power general-purpose applications processors – dubbed i.MX 7ULP – yet developed for IoT applications.
According to NXP, the i.MX 7ULP design delivers a deep-sleep suspended power consumption of 15 uW or less, 17 times better than its previous low-power i.MX 7 devices. The dynamic power efficiency is improved by 50 percent in the real-time domain.