Markus Levy, EEMBC
Even if you’re just using a single-core microcontroller in your system design, chances are good that you aren’t running just one function or kernel. This is even more true for a multicore processor. Hence, the performance benchmarks that you run to compare and contrast the various devices or analyze the capability of your system should [...]
Although it was founded 15 years ago, you may not be familiar with Hangzhou C-Sky Microsystems Corp., a China-based company that focuses on high-performance and ultra-low-power 32-bit embedded processor cores that are based on the C-Sky self-defined ISA. Through its deep collaboration with Alibaba Group, C-Sky recently announced its new computing architecture and platform supporting [...]
Ultra-low-power (ULP) microcontrollers (MCUs) are the compute engines powering the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT), but ensuring ULP operation over periods of months, years, and decades presents application developers with a number of optimization challenges. From MCU design criterion to datasheet analysis to standardized MCU benchmarking, the following details considerations for selecting a ULP MCU that will live life on the edge.