LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eta Compute, the company that removes power as an obstacle for the infinite IoT, announced its flagship solution, EtaCore™, the world’s lowest power microcontroller IP, which operates on the smallest energy harvesting supplies without compromising functionality or performance. Operating in deep subthreshold, the company’s low-power SoC and microcontroller IP is expected to be the foundation for a wide range of applications that support a more intelligent IoT.

Deploying always-on, always aware devices require a disruptive solution that reduces overall power consumption to enable perpetual operation. Eta Compute’s unique low-power design methodology, IP and custom designs operate within wide variations of temperature, process, voltage, and power supply. Its IP operates in deep subthreshold and includes an ARM Cortex-M3 core that operates from 0.25 to 1.2 volts.  The result is smaller products with fewer components operating robustly at voltages as low as 0.25V.

Eta Compute offers the only commercially-available self-timed technology supporting dynamic voltage scaling that is insensitive to process variations, inaccurate device models and path delay variations. For customers developing complete SoC products, Eta Compute has added additional low voltage supporting IP such as RTC, AES, and DSP. An ADC sensor interface consumes less than 3uW and an efficient power management supports dynamic voltage scaling down to 0.25V with greater than 80% efficiency are both available.

  • PMIC for Dynamic Voltage Scaling delivering 0.2V-1.5V with >80% efficiency
  • 12b 200k Sample/sec SAR ADC with power consumption below 3uW
  • Real-time clock Digital IP with power consumption below 15nW
  • Low Power Embedded DSP optimized for audio applications
  • 128-bit block cipher AES that supports key sizes 128, 192, 256-bits

Its unique process insensitive and low voltage design methodology enables efficient always-on and always aware processing. Combined with its silicon-proven IP and custom circuit conversion, Eta Compute’s IP minimizes design time, costs and risk. Its IP is easily ported to any foundry process and technology nodes simplifying customer adoption.

Eta Compute was founded specifically to bring a revolutionary reduction in power consumption to microcontrollers and SoCs used in energy - constrained sensors and devices for IoT. Its initial solutions are revolutionizing low power consumption for IoT by delivering the world’s lowest power analog and digital IP, CPU cores and SoC designs that improve power efficiency by a factor of 10 without compromising functionality or performance.