Is Asynchronous Technology Ready For Prime Time?

By Ann Steffora Mutschler As the quest grows to manage power in everything from the handheld smart phone to sensors for automotive applications and contactless payment cards, designers are getting hungry for new design techniques that allow them to hit yield targets within their power budgets. One such design technique is decidedly not new. In fact, the concept of asynchronous techno... » read more

Existing Circuit Styles Shed Light On Low-Power Design

By Cheryl Ajluni Given the growing importance and impact of portable, battery-operated devices in today’s society, it’s easy to understand why power consumption has become such a critical factor in IC design. But it’s not just battery-operated devices that are driving the need for low-power design. In non-portable devices, the cost of providing power and the increased area resultin... » read more