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Texas Instruments’ Stellaris Cortex M3/ M4F: Innovations for Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers

AyalaTBI held its second Kape + Teknolohiya session last June 1, 2011 at the Conference Room A, Tech Portal, UP-AyalaLand TechnoHub, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. Eddie Koh, the Senior Field Applications Engineer of Texas Instruments gave an overview on the ARM Cortex-M3 devices and its application-specific evaluation boards to speed up project development. He also gave insight on the newest processor in the Cortex M Series.

Mr. Koh addressed 35 representatives of UP Diliman, Webcast Teachnologies Inc., Gold Edge, UP IRC, Innovatronix Inc., Symphony Consulting, SeaChange, Lab Electronia, Smatronix, Circuit Solutions Inc., Icrologic Systems Inc., WPG Electronics, & PCB-Graphtech and talked about how MSP430 can cater to the markets of energy harvesting & building automation, personal health & fitness, RF applications, consumer electronics, portable medical, utility metering AMI & AMR, and intelligent sensors & security. He further discussed its ultra-low-power activity profile operating  at the lowest core voltage, hence, lower costs. Mr. Koh also talked about the roadmap of Stellaris next generation of devices which will have Cortex M4 core – the Cortex-M4 processor features extended single-cycle multiply-accumulate instructions, optimized SIMD arithmetic and precision Floating Point Unit (FPU) building on the innovative technology that characterizes the ARM Cortex-M series processors.

Eddie Koh joined Texas Instruments Singapore as a field applications engineer in 2004. He is responsible for providing field support on various ARM and DSP platforms for key accounts in Singapore and Malaysia. He provides hardware and software support for major projects at Motorola, including several mission critical radios developed for MOTOTRBO and APCO platforms. He provides support for the 70-member team in Penang, Malaysia; and 30-member team based in Chengdu, China. He has also supported multiple projects on portable JPEG, MP3 and MP4 entertainment devices; surround sound systems and echo cancellation projects for Creative Technology Ltd. As part of field support, Eddie regularly conducts seminars, technical workshops and product updates to regional clients and FAEs in English and Chinese. Prior to joining TI, Eddie worked for 2 years as a research engineer in a government funded research agency, Centre for Strategic Infocom Technologies. He holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Engineering (EE) from NanyangTechnologicalUniversity.


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