Eta Compute’s David Baker, Ph.D. To Present On Energy Harvesting For The IoT At Hot Chips August 21

Dr. Baker’s presentation, “Self-timed ARM M3 Microcontroller for Energy Harvested Applications,” will discuss the world’s first standard core processor to operate asynchronously at deep sub-threshold voltages.

August 7, 2017

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., August 8, 2017 –Eta Compute Inc., the company that removes power as an obstacle for the infinite Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that David Baker, Ph.D. and Fellow at Eta Compute will present at Hot Chips 29 this month. Dr. Baker will deliver his paper, “Self-timed ARM M3 Microcontroller for Energy Harvested Applications,” on August 21, at 11:30 a.m. Hot Chips 29, a symposium on high performance chips, will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, in Cupertino, Calif.

“Eta Compute has developed the world’s lowest power microcontroller IP, which can operate the smallest energy harvesting supplies without compromising function or performance. Operating at very low thresholds of power, EtaCore™ is expected to be the foundation for a wide range of applications supporting more intelligent loT,” said Paul Washkewicz, vice president and co-founder of Eta Compute.

At Eta Compute, David Baker is responsible for developing asynchronous processors, standard logic, and energy constrained applications. Prior to Eta Compute, Dr. Baker was director of software and systems at Ambiq Micro developing low-power ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and supporting circuits.  Throughout his career, he held a number of executive management positions at some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and global leaders in the embedded computing space. Dr. Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from New Mexico State University, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from The University of Texas, Austin. He holds more than 40 patents.

Eta Compute developed delay insensitive asynchronous logic (DIAL™) design IP for maximum power efficiency so that SoCs can be powered by small batteries and energy harvesting. The EtaCore enables reliable voltage scaling down to 0.25 Volts with nanowatts of power consumption. The various energy harvesting techniques, such as solar, thermal, vibration, or RF energy harvesting can supply 15uW to 15mW, which is ideal for motion, video, and always-on sensor processing. This Cortex™-M3 IP scales power and performance down to the nanowatt arena.

About Eta Compute

Eta Compute was founded in 2015 specifically to bring a revolutionary reduction in power consumption to microcontrollers and SoCs used in energy – constrained sensors and devices for IoT. Its initial solutions are revolutionizing low power consumption for IoT by delivering the world’s lowest power analog and digital IP, CPU cores and SoC designs that improve power efficiency by a factor of 10 without compromising functionality or performance. The company was started by industry veterans Gopal Raghavan, Ph.D., Tim Semones, both co-founders of Inphi Corporation and Paul Washkewicz an early executive of Inphi. Their new company is comprised of a team of the world’s leading CPU and SoC architects, analog and digital designers and tool developers.

Eta Compute offers a variety of licensing models designed to meet the unique needs of each customer and the company’s turnkey consulting and design services result in leading-edge technology solutions that exceed customer expectations for low-power, performance and value.

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