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MIT, Texas Instruments develops energy-efficient microchip

MIT and Texas Instruments Researchers today unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery.

  • The project was carried out by Anantha Chandrakasan( scientist of Indian origin from MIT), the Joseph F and Nancy P Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering MIT, Joyce Kwong, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and colleagues from MIT and Texas Instruments.
  • The team demonstrated the ultra-low-power design techniques on TI’s MSP430, a widely used microcontroller. The work was conducted at the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories, which Chandrakasan directs.
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