- On-chip DC converter to reduce voltage
- Designed to minimize manufacturing variation
- 0.3 volt operation at Idle mode, which implies Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS).
- Memory uses an eight-transistor bit cell, which improves retention at low voltage.
Lowering voltage is actually the standard for lowering system power," said Dean McCarron [President of Mercury Research]. "The challenge is that when voltage gets to a certain level, generally around 0.8 to 0.9 volts, making the chip work becomes more difficult. You know, 0.9 was thought to be the floor, and these guys have broken through the floor.