DARPA’s Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program revolutionized sensing for untethered, unattended systems. The goal of N-ZERO was to develop the technological foundations for persistent, event-driven sensing capabilities in which the sensor can remain dormant, with near-zero power consumption, until awakened by an external trigger or stimulus. To compliment these technological breakthroughs in persistent sensing, the program produced an ultra-low power ARM processor called M0N0. During this virtual workshop hosted by ARM, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about using, modifying, and licensing M0N0.
The M0N0 processor has a shutdown power of 10 nanowatts and an active power ranging from 20 to 60 microwatts/MHz (depending upon the application). The shutdown power enables users to store information in ROM that can be accessed without the power penalty of recovering the data from off-chip non-volatile memory. A 10 nanowatts shutdown power allows for mission lifetimes that are limited by battery leakage (multiple years for conventional coin-cell batteries), thus bringing the promise of untethered systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to an achievable state.
Additional details on the workshop agenda are available on the event registration page, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/m0n0-subthreshold-ultra-low-power-processor-workshop-tickets-104008125102
Participants of all skill levels are welcome. The deadline to register is May 19, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact N-ZERO@darpa.mil.
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