HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Product News
Electronics & Test

Microchip MCU Combines Low Power With Security

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good feature
Elizabeth M   7/3/2014 6:04:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Indeed, Lou, devices and components are getting smaller and smaller but still able to pack a bigger and bigger punch. It's pretty impressive, especially what's happening in the ultra-low-power space.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good feature
Cabe Atwell   7/2/2014 10:40:58 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey, I was writing about this one too. Pretty amazing to pack that level of hardware security in such a small place!

But, when will an embedded processor be under threat? During operation or someone trying to reverse engineer the system? IE: de-capping

C

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good feature
Charles Murray   7/2/2014 6:17:04 PM
NO RATINGS
What really amazed me about this was the combination of performance and power. MCUs with these kinds of power numbers have certainly existed in the past, but they didn't offer this level of performance.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A good feature
naperlou   7/2/2014 10:17:37 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, it is amazing that such features can be added to a part that draws little power and is inexpensive.  These are chips running at a fairly low clock speed, and yet they can do all they need and sleep when not really in use.  It just goes to show the power of these machines.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
A good feature
Elizabeth M   7/2/2014 8:38:45 AM
NO RATINGS
Security is a nice addition to a low-power chip. This will get even more important as the Internet of Things really takes off.

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service