@ganymede
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An interesting development.

Current core speed of 29 kHz, definitely limiting applications - though wonder how quickly that will evolve.

But being on a flexible substrate means integration into a variety of new places:

everyday objects smarter, such as bottles (milk, juice, alcohol or perfume), food packages, garments, wearable patches, bandages, and so on.

Shit’s definitely going to get interesting.

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everyday objects smarter, such as bottles (milk, juice, alcohol or perfume), food packages, garments, wearable patches, bandages, and so on.

This is some real Internet of Shit marketing though. More tracking in your everyday life, higher cost of production, more waste and planned obsolescence.

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You’re probably right. Our everyday items don’t need Arm in them. Still, it could have medical applications :)

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With medical applications though it will probably be quite a while before any major adoption happens. For good reason, because you really don’t want to be still beta testing some equipment when that equipment is potentially responsible for keeping you alive, so a long validation process is required before any patients are involved.

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Exactly, just what we need, more IoT (Internet of Turds) everywhere.

With the current core speeds, you could be looking at taking around half an hour to process a packet which might take a current gen MCU for these applications (say 25-50 MHz) around a second. So will they just trickle data through slowly? Or more application specific accelerators? Clearly this was an integration scale proof of concept.

Surely they’re also aiming to increase the core speed, but the power budget for some of those ‘smart’ devices could be a limit. They may look at powering off your home wifi or cell signals etc, sitting there slowly charging & sensing then doing burst comms.

Can’t see them getting much internet capability yet unless they go for a hybrid process or a drop-in radio module etc, either will definitely limit the flexibility a bit. Probably some kind of NFC is where they’ll be aiming at least initially.

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