Low-Power Architectures Go Mainstream

By Pallab Chatterjee Until recently, low power engineering has been defined by the automated use of EDA tools in the design flow to help cut back on peak dynamic power. The new generation of mobile and video products has forced a change in that methodology. There are two other fast rising architectural approaches. The first is multicore, which is prevalent in new product introductions fr... » read more

Reducing Power In Plasma Display Panels

By the EEFocus staff In early 2009 there was a lot of coverage in the media at home and abroad about plasma display panel (PDP) TV sets being banned in the EU. Paul Gray, Director of European TV Research, denied the claim but did mention that they were planning to set minimum energy efficiency standards for flat-panel TVs and set maximum energy consumption limits according to screen sizes. He ... » read more

Choosing A Power Delivery Network For SoCs

By Bhanu Kapoor The design and selection of an SoC power delivery network (PDN) presents unique challenges, and its design is critical to achieving power consumption goals of the design. This is true when your PDN is external and based on off-the-shelf components as well as when it is being designed on-chip as part of the SoC. This article explores the external situation. Power archit... » read more

Experts At The Table: Rising Complexity Meets Verification

Low-Power Engineering sat down to discuss rising complexity and its effects on verification with Barry Pangrle, solutions architect for low power design and verification at Mentor Graphics; Tom Borgstrom, director of solutions marketing at Synopsys; Lauro Rizzatti, vice president of worldwide marketing at EVE, and Prakash Narain, president and CEO Real Intent. What follows are excerpts of that ... » read more

We Changed Our Name

Low-Power Design today changes its name to Low-Power Engineering reflecting a broader context for low-power issues that extend well beyond the confines of just design. We discovered the need for this change several months ago—and many stories after launching Low-Power Design. Polls of our readers and our sponsors, which we conduct on a regular basis, showed our name was too narrow for the ... » read more

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