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apacciooutlook | Friday, October 21, 2016
HSINCHU, TAIWAN: Faraday, an ASIC design service and IP provider, introduces Uranus 55nm ultra-low-power SoC development platform for IoT applications. This platform includes the ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller with 1MB embedded flash memory, targeting to accelerate the development of MCU related energy-efficient applications.
The latest MCU-based SoC development platform series reduces the time-to-market of system products by allowing early software design ahead of chip availability. It uses Faraday's PowerSlas IP, USB 2.0 interface, 12-bit 8-channel ADC, 10-bit DAC and comprehensive SDK support, to form the next level IoT chip power-saving.
Uranus platform is supported by DVFS (dynamic voltage and frequency scaling) power modesmanagement to balance trade-offs between performance and power consumption. The Turbo Mode alters the trade-off point to enable MCU core achieve better performance under given power constraint. The mainstream processor core, pre-verified Faraday interface and fabric IP, along with SDK offers an integrated environment.
The platform supported with DVFS features of a frequency scales from 32kHz to 70MHz where the dynamic operation voltage can be adjusted from 0.9V to 1.2V. It has an embedded Memory of 4kBytes ROM with ISP function and Internal SRAM of 128kBytes.
"As the driver of ASIC design service innovations, Faraday's SoC development platform series aims not only to help customer's chip design but also its system development," says Steve Wang, President, Faraday. "Satisfying both ultra-low-power and high-performance needs has become the key for next-generation IoT chip design. We proudly present Uranus™, the newest member of our platform series, to provide the right tool for achieving that goal."