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Product category: Microprocessors, Microcontrollers and DSPs
News Release from: Texas Instruments (April 2006-)
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 05 February 2008

Low-voltage design takes convertor

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Whereas most current chips operate at around 1V, the new design works at just 0.3V.

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to ten times more energy-efficient than present technology The design could lead to cellphones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery

The innovative design will be presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco by Joyce Kwong, a graduate student in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Kwong carried out the project with MIT colleagues Prof Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F and Nancy P Keithley