Embedded processors, provided as a “black box” with pre-loaded applications, have limited capability to expand hardware functionality and in most cases no screen. Drawing upon our legacy and expertise in low power processor design, ARM Cortex processors can provide an optimum solution for embedded computing applications including automotive, digital signage, industrial automation, mass storage networks, and mobile baseband.
As usual it happened late on Friday afternoon. A couple of weeks ago a message arrived in my inbox from one of our latest ARM® Cortex™-M0+ partners: “We’re using 90LP and a similar configuration to your “min” with just a couple of additional and relatively small options and we can’t match your reported dynamic consumption (11.2µW/MHz). We can’t figure out what’s wrong, can you please help to find out what we may have missed?” For a fraction of a second I wondered whether I should pretend I was already gone and come back t...