Three Common SoC Power Management Myths

SoCs are power-sensitive. Sometimes SoCs are sensitive because designers worry about the impact they have on the end product battery life. Sometimes designers worry about the effects of dissipating too much power on packaging and thermal issues. Sometimes designers are simply worried about the massive cooling budgets of data centers generating heat from thousands of their chips running in serve... » read more

Testing the Waters

By Ann Steffora Mutschler Large semiconductor companies are now testing the waters in 3D design to determine how to best leverage the technology for lower power, better performance and additional architectural flexibility. As such, much work is being done to determine how exactly to achieve an optimum 3D design outcome. 3D is almost by definition an architectural approach to power sav... » read more