Competitors in the Internet of Things space are set to describe their chip designs at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018) in Barcelona, Spain, including several startups using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX® process.
Anup Savla, chief technology officer at Nanotel Technology, said his young company is designing several chips for use in the narrow band (NB) IoT space. Savla, who spent 11 years designing wireless ICs at Qualcomm after a three-year stint at Intel, said Nanotel chose to use the 22FDX process to reduce power consumption for its mixed-signal NB-IoT modem.
“We have a digital engine, a processor, designed around IoT applications, where the emphasis is on low power and low leakage. With 22FDX there are knobs that are available to turn down the power and leakage. The opportunities to do that are unparalleled, and you just don’t get that kind of opportunity from bulk CMOS,” he said.
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