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Insanely Tiny ARM chip will put the internet of things inside your body

February 28, 2013

Freescale’s Insanely Tiny ARM Chip Will Put the Internet of Things Inside Your Body
By Tim MalyKL0PA-keyboard-20-LR-3-660x440

Freescale’s Kinetis KL02 MCU is very small. Photo courtesy: Freescale.
Chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor has created the world’s smallest ARM-powered chip, designed to push the world of connected devices into surprising places.

Announced today, the Kinetis KL02 measures just 1.9 by 2 millimeters. It’s a full microcontroller unit (MCU), meaning the chip sports a processor, RAM, ROM, clock and I/O control unit — everything a body needs to be a basic tiny computer.

The KL02 has 32k of flash memory, 4k of RAM, a 32 bit processor, and peripherals like a 12-bit analog to digital converter and a low-power UART built into the chip. By including these extra parts, device makers can shrink down their designs, resulting in tiny boards in tiny devices.

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