ARM .18um Ultra Low Power Libraries

The ARM 0.18µm ultra low power libraries (uLL), coupled with the inherent power management advantages of the ARM Cortex processor family and the TSMC 0.18µm embedded flash uLL/HDR high data retention process provides SoC designers with additional reduction in power leakage up to 10x compared to 0.18um G implementations. ARM 0.18µm ultra low-power physical IP libraries is available now.

The ARM libraries, combined with the ARM Cortex-M and Cortex-R profile processors, provide a compelling alternative to companies that are accustomed to a multiple MCU system approach. Utilizing an advanced ultra low power, single 32-bit MCU and optimized ARM libraries for the TSMC 0.18µm uLL Embedded Flash/HDR process, designers can increase their design efficiency and lower overall system cost. The combination of physical IP, processor architecture, and manufacturing technology enables the development of enhanced 32-bit MCUs for automotive, consumer appliance, sensor, lighting, e-metering, smart control, and gaming devices.

ARM low-power memory instances and Ultra High Density Standard Cell libraries, tuned for Cortex-M profile-based processors coupled with the ARM Power Management Kit(PMK) provides additional power saving benefits.

The PMK libraries minimize power consumption in several ways. They support dynamic operation of functional blocks at multiple voltages. The power gates and isolation cells enable a sleep mode and ensure fast wake-ups. The libraries are equipped with data-retention flip-flops and always-on cells. Biasing cells provide connections for well back-biasing and reduce leakage even further. All the PMK libraries are designed to achieve optimal power tradeoffs.

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