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Reaching The Power Budget


Everything related to power in chip design today is a big deal—and it’s just getting bigger. Meeting the power budget is becoming harder at each new node, but it's also becoming difficult in a number of new application areas at existing nodes. That's a big problem because [getkc id="108" kc_name="power"] is now considered a competitive advantage in many markets. It's also one of the most... » read more

Shrinking Power Budgets


While much of the electronics industry is coming to grips with maintaining power levels and trading that off with performance, most chips have largely lived within a fairly stable power budget. It certainly has gone down over the past decade, but not that drastically. There is certainly more functionality on chips, which makes it much harder to keep SoC power within a fixed number, but at least... » read more

The Rise Of The Power Architect


By Ann Steffora Mutschler Call them power czars, power gurus or power architects, this role within design teams is gaining importance with the need to understand, manage and control the power budget throughout the entire design process. As such, power architects are in high demand today with power architecture teams doubling in size within a year or two. Driving the need for this highly s... » read more

Experts At The Table: Power Budgeting


Low-Power Engineering sat down with Barry Pangrle, solutions architect for low-power design and verification at Mentor Graphics; Cary Chin, director of technical marketing for low-power solutions at Synopsys; Vic Kulkarni, general manager of the RTL business unit at Apache Design Solutions; Matt Klein, principal engineer for power and broadcast applications at Xilinx; and Paul van Besouw, presi... » read more

Experts At The Table: Power Budgeting


Low-Power Engineering sat down with Barry Pangrle, solutions architect for low-power design and verification at Mentor Graphics; Cary Chin, director of technical marketing for low-power solutions at Synopsys; Vic Kulkarni, general manager of the RTL business unit at Apache Design Solutions; Matt Klein, principal engineer for power and broadcast applications at Xilinx; and Paul van Besouw, presi... » read more