Metrics For Measuring Performance And Power In IoT SoC Designs

The problem confronting chip designers developing IoT SoCs is the need for high compute performance and low power consumption. This is especially true for SoCs being developed for devices required to operate for years on a battery. One example is the new generation of electronic shelf label (ESL) with a requirement of five years. The ESL receives central server pricing updates along with a f... » read more

More Cores, Different Approaches

By Ed Sperling The general consensus among software developers is that some applications will never be able to take advantage of multiple cores, but that certainly doesn’t mean system designers can’t figure out ways to use more cores. Nor does it mean that all cores are created equal. The picture that is emerging from multiple chipmakers shows the following trends: More cores have lim... » read more