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World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« on: February 25, 2011, 10:00:47 am »
Oooooh.. small stuff.. 'At just one square millimetre in size, the tiny device is a pressure monitor that is implanted in a person's eye.'

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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:12:28 am »
I would hardly call it a computer. PIC10F200 in a SOT23 package probably has a die of about the same size. Sure it doesn't have a battery, but that's not a requirement of being a computer.
 

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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 12:11:57 pm »
ah its the dailmail
i wonder how long it will take the dailmail to be convinced this computer will give cancer

http://kill-or-cure.heroku.com/
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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 01:28:15 pm »
If this is a computer then my digital watch is a server farm.
 

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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 02:36:47 pm »
So it's not a computer?

It does have a motherboard (of sorts,) a chip (Pheonix chip) which apparently is capable of running instruction sets, memory and a wireless link.


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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 04:19:49 pm »
I would hardly call it a computer. PIC10F200 in a SOT23 package probably has a die of about the same size. Sure it doesn't have a battery, but that's not a requirement of being a computer.

The guy who sold me a batch of PIC10F200s advertised them as "the world smallest computer."

Surprisingly, they were good parts.
 

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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 05:03:56 pm »
It all has to do with how you define the word computer. I would say something that performs computations, and with this definition, there are much smaller computers than this. Marketing...

I would say this is a small smart transducer.
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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 09:17:17 pm »
I would hardly call it a computer. PIC10F200 in a SOT23 package probably has a die of about the same size. Sure it doesn't have a battery, but that's not a requirement of being a computer.
I left a comment saying just that but afterwards it asked for me to register which I didn't bother to do.

Yes it's marketing of course and similar technology has been used inside transponders fitted to animals for years.
 

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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 09:30:09 pm »
dailmail enough said
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Re: World's smallest computer (1 MILLIMETRE square)
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011, 12:43:26 am »
Quote
'The applications for systems of this size are endless'
It's extremely difficult to start life.. one features of nature.. physical laws are mathematical theory of great beauty... You may wonder Why? our knowledge shows that nature is so constructed. We simply have to accept it. One could describe the situation by saying that... (Paul Dirac)
 


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