Dipesh Patel, AMR’s Executive Vice President of Technical Operations took the stage at today’s ARM press conference in Taipei to talk about future of mobile computing and company new solutions to not only address the future but also to shape it.
It is obvious that ARM is continuing their shift to wearables, sensors and the Internet of Things. The company is trying to make “everything connected”, in a much safer and more energy efficient way.
We are surrounded by billions to trillions of sensors and mobile devices, and people have switched to mobile devices as their main compute machines, Patel has explained.
ARM is constantly looking for new solutions for its customers and came up with some interesting ideas to boost the arrival of Internet of Things. The main point of the conference was an announcement of a new “IoT Subsystem” for Cortex-M processors, and a totally new product: ARM Cordio Radio IP integrated with mBed OS. Looks like ARM is concentrating further on smallest devices, and wants them not only to be more power efficient but also safer.
ARM Cardio Radio IP, the totally new IP, from the very beginning was designed for low power consumption, (sub one volt operation) and Bluetooth 4.2 qualified. With the same plan in mind ARM collaborated with TSMC and used TSMC’s 55nm Ultra Low Power process to come up with a energy efficient product.Thanks to that the Cordio IP is battery friendly. The new IP radio should work 2 times longer on lithium batteries and 60% longer on standard alkaline batteries, ARM claims. This should be beneficial to final consumers, as running out of electricity is an everyday struggle for any mobile technology user. ARM hopes that in the future battery life will be measured in years, not just in days.
According to ARM a great hardware needs a great software and security, especially when we are talking about billions of connected sensors and mobile devices. That’s why another solution called “Embed Device Server” was introduced.