The World's Smallest Arm Chip Is Going To Be Inside You

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Manufactured by Freescale, this chunk of silicon claims to be the world's smallest ARM-powered chip. Measuring just 2 x 2 x 0.5 millimetres, it's so small that it will likely end up inside... you.

It packs a modest 48 MHz ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, paired with 32KB of flash memory and 4KB of RAM. That might not sound like a lot compared to the hardware specs we're used to, but then this thing isn't designed to run desktop software. In fact, speaking to WIRED, a Freescale spokesperson explained that it is "working with customers and partners on providing technology for their products that can be swallowed."

Amazing! If you're interested in building smart pills, the chips will cost 50p a shot... when purchased in 100,000-unit loads. [WIRED]