Shades Of Gray

As more things talk to other things, and as we begin accumulating more devices that can communicate with other devices, one key question will begin surfacing in the power/performance arena—are we really better off than we were before? This is a deceptively simple, open-ended question with some very complex answers. But it’s also essential that we provide enough answers to satisfy critics... » read more

Green With Efficiency

By Cary Chin As we’ve all pretty much made the jump into low-power design in the electronics industry over the last few years, I’d like to think a bit about where we’ve been and where we’re headed. When we started this journey with clock gating and then multi-threshold design, the predominant goal for low-power design was to achieve reasonable battery life for then-emerging battery p... » read more

Experts At The Table: Building A Better Mousetrap

Low-Power Design sat down with Richard Zarr, chief technologist for the PowerWise Brand at National Semiconductor; Jon McDonald, technical marketing engineer in Mentor Graphics’ design creation business unit; Prasad Subramaniam, vice president of design technology at eSilicon; Steve Carlson, vice president of marketing at Cadence Design Systems, and David Allen, product director for power a... » read more