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It wasn't too long ago when we were expecting next generation GPUs to require external power bricks just to ensure that one's PSU didn't melt while trying to survive an hour-long Crysis session. Now, it seems that the all-encompassing 'green' initiative is pushing the power saving mantra all the way down to the smallest components known to man. Case in point: Microchip Technology has just introduced its next gen low-power PC microcontroller (MCU) families with nanoWatt XLP eXtreme Low Power Technology for sleep currents as low as 20 nA. These three new 8- and 16-bit MCU families join three other... Read more...