Embedded Power Management Challenges Grow

By Ann Steffora Mutschler Power management always has been, and will continue to be, a big issue with electronic devices. But when it comes to power management in embedded systems—controlling battery power in a smartphone, an industrial automation or automotive application, among a myriad of other options—the approaches come with different variables. For example, deeply embedded s... » read more

Blurring The Lines At The OS Level

By Ed Sperling Picking an operating system—or choosing not to use an operating system—is becoming as complex a decision as choosing which IP to use in an SoC. Even decisions that sound straightforward may have ramifications on the total system power budget or performance, requiring them to be an integral part of the overall architectural process. But the choice of operating systems, as ... » read more