System-on-chip designs are proliferating to help OEMs automate functions such as smart lights, heating and cooling, wireless door locks, smoke, fire, and intrusion detection and more. SoC designers building chips for these applications need a feature rich 32-bit computing platform that provides a roadmap to enhanced functionality over time. The AndesCore™ N8 with its 3-stage pipeline design boosts the execution efficiency of today's computation algorithms, reduces memory usage, lowers customers' silicon cost, while providing a long-term roadmap for customers needing an upgrade path from 8-bit cores.
Motion, magnetic, pressure, light and temperature sensors are at the heart of IoT devices for home automation. Embedded processors to control these sensors and communicate their readings to the web must be power efficient enough to run on batteries sometimes last more than 10 years, for example the intrusion sensors on door and windows. The N8 achieves 1.82 DMIPS/MHz, which are far more computing power and energy conservation than its peers.