ARM Creators

How it all began :wink:


Thank you for sharing :slight_smile:

[quote]Thank you for sharing

Good read. I didn’t know that

I think the correct version is:

The pay was acorns


Looking forward to tomorrows installment now. Nice spot Jas and nice o see a fellow reg reader :wink:

Part 2…

The power test tools they were using were unreliable and approximate, but good enough to ensure this rule of thumb power requirement. When the first test chips came back from the lab on the 26 April 1985, Furber plugged one into a development board, and was happy to see it working perfectly first time.

Deeply puzzling, though, was the reading on the multimeter connected in series with the power supply. The needle was at zero: the processor seemed to be consuming no power whatsoever.

As Wilson tells it: The development board plugged the chip into had a fault: there was no current being sent down the power supply lines at all. The processor was actually running on leakage from the logic circuits. So the low-power big thing that the ARM is most valued for today, the reason that it’s on all your mobile phones, was a complete accident."