ARM Releases "World's Most Efficient Processor"

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[citation][nom]Soda-88[/nom]never thought i'd see a 90nm cpu be considered the most energy efficient in 22/28nm era[/citation]

true but considering it uses a 1/3 of the power of a 8bit chip is sweet.
 

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Home appliances? I dread the days when our microwaves, toasters and coffee makers have lan ports or wifi cards and operating systems.
 

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[citation][nom]Soda-88[/nom]never thought i'd see a 90nm cpu be considered the most energy efficient in 22/28nm era[/citation]
makes you wonder what a 22nm chip like this will be like. Maybe it will be able to run on less than 0.1w of power.
 
[citation][nom]Tab54o[/nom]Home appliances? I dread the days when our microwaves, toasters and coffee makers have lan ports or wifi cards and operating systems.[/citation]

Well, by strict definition, everything with a chip has an OS... And well... Samsung already has several appliances with WiFi :p

Cheers!
 

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[citation][nom]esrever[/nom]makes you wonder what a 22nm chip like this will be like. Maybe it will be able to run on less than 0.1w of power.[/citation]

I'd bet $10 your microwave is running unix right now.
 

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Efficiency comes down to how much electricity is turned into usable energy. Just because something uses nearly 0 energy won't necessarily make it efficient.
 

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[citation][nom]Tab54o[/nom]Home appliances? I dread the days when our microwaves, toasters and coffee makers have lan ports or wifi cards and operating systems.[/citation]


I have to disagree. It all depends on the appliance. For example, notifications from items like shared washing machines and laundry dryers would kick a** in an apartment setting especially. *Bing* Your dryer is done... *Bing* The dryer is now free *Bing* The rinse cycle has started... etc etc etc.
 

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I love when people make mistakes while angrily pointing out others' mistakes. I think you meant "joules".
 

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"consumes only one third of 8-bit and 16-bit processors that are used in the application field targeted by the processor"


I think something's missing ... consumers only one third the power of 8-bit ...
 

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[citation][nom]qefx[/nom]"consumes only one third of 8-bit and 16-bit processors that are used in the application field targeted by the processor"I think something's missing ... consumers only one third the power of 8-bit ...[/citation]

consumes*

1) We need an edit option
2) I need to turn off auto-correct
 

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[citation][nom]esrever[/nom]makes you wonder what a 22nm chip like this will be like. Maybe it will be able to run on less than 0.1w of power.[/citation]

It takes nine microwatts per megahertz, I think it would be under your 0.1W figure most of the time.

As for 22nm, maybe with a die this small they'd have problems with power gating and whatnot to stop leakage from a smaller process, just a guess. Otherwise I can't think why something they want to draw the least possible power would be on such an old process, even 65nm would have higher yields and still be very attainable.
 

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[citation][nom]cumi2k4[/nom]So how does this translate to smartphone usage? Don't tell me that i still have to charge it everyday...[/citation]

Even a dumbphone (err, featurephone) would have a more powerful processor than this, its not made for smartphones and I doubt it could run a modern OS, this is for appliances that just need to send and receive simple information like power draw of other appliances.
 

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[citation][nom]deanjo[/nom]I have to disagree. It all depends on the appliance. For example, notifications from items like shared washing machines and laundry dryers would kick a** in an apartment setting especially. *Bing* Your dryer is done... *Bing* The dryer is now free *Bing* The rinse cycle has started... etc etc etc.[/citation]
I sure hope they put a "Mute" button
 

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[citation][nom]dudzcom[/nom]Since when is Amps a measure of energy? Energy is measured in JULES. If you're gonna give amps, at least give voltage too.[/citation]
Given that most people don't have even the slightest clue what a "joule" is, the use of amps in this case is acceptable as it doesn't send people off to google to research wtf a "joule" is, yet still gets the point across.
 

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[citation][nom]qefx[/nom]"consumes only one third of 8-bit and 16-bit processors that are used in the application field targeted by the processor"I think something's missing ... consumers only one third the power of 8-bit ...[/citation]
Good catch... or maybe it's a zombie. ; )
 
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