Architecture is low power for connectivity IP in IoT and wearable devices Andy Pratt July 25, 2014 Design Sources / Software, Wearable Ensigma Series4 ‘Whisper’ low-power radio processing unit (RPU) architecture is designed to drive a new generation of wearables, IoT and other connected devices where ultra-low power consumption and low cost points are key, says Imagination Technologies. The RPUs provide multi-standard support in a single architecture, designed to enable customers to bring standards such as WiFi, Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Smart, NFC, GNSS and other existing or emerging low-power connectivity technologies onto SoCs. By bringing this functionality on-chip, customers can minimise power consumption, silicon footprint and system cost compared with conventional solutions, claims the company. Whisper RPUs are designed specifically for next-generation ultra-low power, cost-sensitive devices. It supports a range of lower bit rate connectivity standards needed in IoT and other small-footprint connected devices. The RPUs have configurable hardware with Imagination’s PowerGearing for Ensigma that optimises both static and dynamic power consumption in the cores. The tightly coupled modem/processor can eliminate the host processor or alleviate its load, to reduce embedded system size and lower power consumption. The cores will be available in Q4 2014. http://www.imgtec.com WEARTECHDESIGN.COM – Latest News/Advice on Technology for Wearable Devices Weartechdesign is unlike any other website currently serving the technology for wearable devices. We carry the very latest news for design engineers and purchasers. Register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and offers from WearTechDesign REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.