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February 26, 2013 AT 5:54 pm

Freescale’s Insanely Tiny ARM Chip Will Put the Internet of Things Inside Your Body

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Freescale’s Insanely Tiny ARM Chip Will Put the Internet of Things Inside Your Body.

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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2 Comments

  1. These are fun chips but the multilayer PCBs are incredibly expensive because of the tiny, specialized vias. I always wanted to use the similar LPC1102 … but could never justify the prototype and production board costs. But perfect for very small in high volume!

  2. You guys think you could make so crazy breakouts for this thing?

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