I'm expecting to see more analog functions with tightly coupled digital controls that can be an 'offload' engine from the CPU. Once the CPU can just go to sleep until an analog signal hits a specific level (or even better a series of 'transitions') to trigger a wake command we are really in the intelligent analog/digital world.
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