Ultra Low-Power Reference Design - the Oryx Board

Embedded Artists has developed a reference design for ultra low-power design called the Oryx board. The board is marketed exclusively by Arrow, see http://www.arroweurope.com/markets-solutions/solutions/oryx.html

The design is centered around the LPC11U14 Cortex-M0 micro controller from NXP. Even in full operating mode, the board consumes only 42mW. A rechargeable Lithium coin cell battery can power the board for weeks and months.

The board is an excellent start to learn about low-power design, both hardware and software. The board is accompanied by many sample applications and an extensive user's manual.