Cryptography For ULP Devices


Soon virtually everything and everyone will be connected to the IoE in one fashion or another, and much of it will be wireless. To make it all work, these wireless, and low-power devices will need a new paradigm for handling cryptography. Ultra-low power devices have an interesting, and challenging set of metrics. There are, in general, two approaches that can work, with a variety of sub-sce... » read more

TSMC Tech Tour De Force


TSMC held the first of its three North American Tech Symposiums on April 7 in San Jose, with the other two coming up in Boston on April 14 and in Austin on April 16. As was mentioned previously here, the record fast ramp-time of the 20nm node was highlighted among other technological achievements. TSMC also released its March revenue report on April 10, and it shows a dramatic 49.8% increase in... » read more

UPF-Driven RTL Power Budgeting For Energy-Efficient Designs


Energy efficiency of devices has become more critical than ever, with shrinking geometries and increased performance requirements of SoCs in applications ranging from mobile, storage, automotive to processors. Power management, therefore, becomes an important part of IP and SoC design methodology. While power management is critical in all design stages, an important aspect of this methodolog... » read more

Tech Talk: IoT Design Changes


eSilicon's Lisa Minwell talks with Semiconductor Engineering about what's needed to push Internet of Things designs down to the microwatt range, and how to bridge the gap between what's available today and what's needed for the future. [youtube vid= bk3BgtJnFpg] » read more

sureCore: ULP SRAM


Ultra-low-power technologies are suddenly very much in vogue. While three years ago it was almost impossible to raise venture funding in this space, it has become far easier in the past year as power becomes both a stumbling block and a competitive differentiator in the Internet of Things world. This is particularly true for wearable electronics such as multi-function watches. The ability to... » read more