We all know very well that in addition to the normal computers we use every day, there is research that seeks to create the smallest possible machines for use in medicine and other health-related applications. Hence, today in this article I will show you the world’s smallest computer, yes, with just 0.04mm cubic inches, it is only one-tenth the size of IBM’s solution.
Meet The World’s Smallest Computer
In addition to the normal computers we use every day, there is research that seeks to create the smallest possible machines for use in medicine and other health-related applications.
These nanocomputers have been evolving, but not in size. The latest proposal came at the hands of the University of Michigan and is a very advanced temperature sensor.
It was a very short time ago that IBM presented its proposal and it was until now considered the smallest computer in the world. From very small dimensions, it has now become a true giant, if compared to the proposal of the University of Michigan.
The new smallest computer in the world
This small computer is so small that its size is reduced alongside a simple grain of rice. With just 0.04mm cubic inches, it is only one-tenth the size of IBM’s solution.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have had some problems, but have been able to put an ARM Cortex M0 processor in their equipment, as well as a set of photoresists and LEDs for programming, data transmission, and power.
One of the biggest challenges of this team was in the use of light for data transmission because their minimum energy requirement was influenced by it. To bypass the problem they abandoned the diodes and opted for switching capacitors and filters to remove the existing electrical noise.
The applications of these new computers
Given its reduced size and the ability to detect temperature variations, it will be used to investigate variations within a tumor and determine the success or failure of therapies applied.
It is in this field that research advances and seeks solutions to adapt to specific situations in the field of health as in other areas. In the specific case of this new solution of the University of Michigan, in addition to health, there are other areas where it can be used, such as the diagnosis of glaucoma inside the eye, monitoring biochemical processes and even the study of animals.
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