Examining The Impact Of Chip Power Reduction On Data Center Economics

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data centers, optimizing energy consumption has become a critical focus. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intricacies of power consumption, exploring the economics of three key components: CPUs, GPUs, and AI accelerators, and how the implementation of proteanTecs power reduction solution transforms both power efficiency and computational capabilities... » read more

New Approaches To Sensors And Sensing

Sensors are becoming more intelligent, more complex, and much more useful. They are being integrated with other sensors in sensor fusion, so a smart doorbell may only wake up when it’s imperative to see who’s at the door, and a microphone may only send alerts when there are cries for help or sounds of glass breaking. Kim Lee, senior director of system applications engineering at Infineon, t... » read more

A New Approach To Design-Stage Layout Optimization Can Speed Time To Tapeout While Improving Power Management

The right tool for the job makes all the difference. Ever try hammering a nail in with a rock? How many nails did you ruin before you gave up? Or try to tighten a crucial bolt by hand? It takes forever, and you just can’t tighten it enough, so everything’s still kind of wobbly? Yeah, that’s kind of what it’s like trying to use an electronic design automation (EDA) tool to do a job it’... » read more

DRAM Translation Layer, Mechanism for Flexible Address Mapping and Data Migration Within CXL-Based Memory Devices

A technical paper titled “DRAM Translation Layer: Software-Transparent DRAM Power Savings for Disaggregated Memory” was published by researchers at Seoul National University. Abstract: "Memory disaggregation is a promising solution to scale memory capacity and bandwidth shared by multiple server nodes in a flexible and cost-effective manner. DRAM power consumption, which is reported to be... » read more

How The Electronics Industry Can Shape A More Sustainable, Energy-Efficient World

By Piyush Sancheti and Godwin Maben We’re already experiencing the effects of our world’s changing climate—devastating wildfires, prolonged droughts, torrential flooding, just to name a few examples. Global energy consumption is increasing, raising carbon dioxide levels and triggering extreme weather conditions. Two key forces driving these trends are the shift to hyperscale datacenter... » read more

Digital Power Sets The Direction For Data Center Growth In The AI Era

Data center power requirements are often in the news given the insatiable need of artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks, and the Internet of Things to process rapidly rising data volumes. With the cloud storage market expanding at an estimated 20-plus percent annually, the world’s largest hyperscale computing companies are taking advantage of this growth to offer their customers a ... » read more

Effectiveness of a Reinforcement-Learning Based Dynamic Power Manager In a SW Framework

New technical paper titled "Low-Overhead Reinforcement Learning-Based Power Management Using 2QoSM" from researchers at ETH Zurich and Georgia Tech. Abstract "With the computational systems of even embedded devices becoming ever more powerful, there is a need for more effective and pro-active methods of dynamic power management. The work presented in this paper demonstrates the effectiven... » read more

Which Fuel Will Drive Next-Generation Autos?

With gasoline prices hitting uncomfortable highs, consumers increasingly are looking toward non-gasoline-powered vehicles. But what ultimately will power those vehicles is far from clear. Inside the cabin and under the hood, these vehicles will be filled with semiconductors. Yet what the energy source is for those semiconductors is the subject of ongoing debate. It could be batteries, hydrog... » read more

Adaptive Clocking: Minding Your P-States And C-States

Larger processor arrays are here to stay for AI and cloud applications. For example, Ampere offers a 128-core behemoth for hyperscalers (mainly Oracle), while Esperanto integrates almost 10x more cores for AI workloads. However, power management becomes increasingly important with these arrays, and system designers need to balance dynamic power with system latency. As we march year over year, t... » read more

EZ-PD PMG1 High Voltage MCU As A Coprocessor For Embedded Applications

EZ-PD™ PMG1, a family of High Voltage Microcontrollers (MCUs) with USB-C Power Delivery (PD), supports embedded firmware engineers and system designers to adopt USB-C into applications such as smart speakers, IoT hubs, home appliances, internet gateways, power and garden tools. This article targets embedded firmware engineers and system designers interested in including USB-C in their em... » read more

← Older posts