Tiempo clockless 16-bit microcontroller core - TAM16 - offers a complete instruction set with adapted software development kit for ultra-low power applications. This IP is designed in Tiempo fully asynchronous and delay insensitive technology that allows ultra-low power consumption, ultra-low noise, ultra-low EMI, as well as robustness against attacks by power analysis & fault injections.
Targeted applications are ultra-low power chips for embedded electronics, e.g. power management chips, sensor networks, metering devices, RFID, smartcards, but also chips that must operate with low electromagnetic emissions, e.g. electronics for the automotive and the aerospace industries.
16-bit microcontroller core with power-efficient instruction set
Software development kit (with assembler, linker, instruction set simulator and debugger)
Two memory interfaces: one for third-party standard ROM and RAM, with memory redundancy module to replace faulty RAM pages, one for the peripheral memory space, allowing for synchronized and non-synchronized communications
Fully asynchronous (no clock) and delay insensitive (functional correctness guaranteed regardless of any actual delay in internal gates and wires)
Ultra low power consumption: low energy (divide by 4 to 5), low current peaks (divide by 10 to 15), ultra low noise and ultra low electromagnetic emission (EMI/EMC)
Easy-programmable, fast and energy-efficient interrupt controlling and peripheral communications
Fast wake-up time (< 5 ns), immediate sleep-mode
High robustness against any PVT (process, voltage, temperature) variation
High robustness against attacks by power analysis and fault injections (for secured applications)
Available as Verilog netlist ready for P&R (silicon-proven netlist)
As an option: Verilog netlist secured against attacks by power analysis and fault injection
As an option: Verilog netlist1 strengthened for ultra low noise, ultra low EMI
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Communications, Consumer Electronics, Data Processing, Industrial and Medical, Military/Civil Aerospace, Others