We present a fully programmable ultra-low-power embedded platform that hosts an "electronic skin" (E-skin) arrays of tactile sensors with up to 64 channels, ECG/EMG sensors up to 8 channels, inertial sensors, and a Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 module. The platform's compute engine is a heterogeneous multi-core parallel ultra-low power (PULP) processor based on RISC-V, capable of delivering up to 2.5 GOPS, within a 55 mW power consumption envelope, which makes the platform ideal for battery-powered always-on operation. Experimental results show a peak of 38.3x energy efficiency increase (0.7 V, 85 MHz) compared to ARM-Cortex-M microcontrollers with similar power budgets.

A RISC-V Based Open Hardware Platform for Always-On Wearable Smart Sensing

Mach S.;Benini L.
2019

Abstract

We present a fully programmable ultra-low-power embedded platform that hosts an "electronic skin" (E-skin) arrays of tactile sensors with up to 64 channels, ECG/EMG sensors up to 8 channels, inertial sensors, and a Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 module. The platform's compute engine is a heterogeneous multi-core parallel ultra-low power (PULP) processor based on RISC-V, capable of delivering up to 2.5 GOPS, within a 55 mW power consumption envelope, which makes the platform ideal for battery-powered always-on operation. Experimental results show a peak of 38.3x energy efficiency increase (0.7 V, 85 MHz) compared to ARM-Cortex-M microcontrollers with similar power budgets.
Proceedings - 2019 8th International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces, IWASI 2019
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Eggimann M.; Mach S.; Magno M.; Benini L.
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