Today’s SRAM and flash memories, Bluetooth interfaces and sensors consume too much power to serve volume IoT nodes in 2027, panelists said. They sketched out a few possibilities for what may replace them.
Ideally, a 2027 end node SoC will consume just 10 microwatts/MHz and send and transmit data on a radio drawing only 1 or 2 milliwatts, said Jason Hillyard, a director of software in ARM’s wireless group. His “slideware SoC” used a new architecture built of subthreshold circuits suited for its energy harvesting power source.
Internet of Things may require sub-50 cents SoCs
Posted on Friday, October 27 2017 @ 10:14:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A panel of experts at ARM TechCon predicted that chips need to get a lot cheaper to really make the Internet of Things thrive. EE Times reports future applications will probably need fully functional, energy-efficient SoCs with a cost of less than 50 cents. Furthermore, the power consumption of these chips will need to go down massively.