S3S (SOI-3D-subthreshold) Conference

S3S (SOI-3D-subthreshold) Conference
by Adele Hars on 10-14-2019 at 12:00 am

IEEE SOI-3D-SUBTHRESHOLD MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY UNIFIED CONFERENCE

DoubleTree by Hilton
San Jose, CA

October 14th thru 17th, 2019

Our conference has grown over the past several decades to deliver a wealth of important information on the most relevant and state-of-the-art technology topics including 3D Integration,… Read More


Tcling Your Way to Low Power Verification

Tcling Your Way to Low Power Verification
by Bernard Murphy on 09-11-2019 at 5:00 am

OK – maybe that sounds a little weird, but it’s not a bad description of what Mentor suggests in a recent white-paper. There are at least three aspects to power verification – static verification of the UPF and the UPF against the RTL, formal verification of state transition logic, and dynamic verification of at least some critical… Read More


Low Power Design – Art vs. Science

Low Power Design – Art vs. Science
by Daniel Nenni on 08-21-2019 at 10:00 am

I have heard many times before that low power and mixed-signal design is more Art than Science. I believe this is a misconception. Science is a field that builds upon previous experiences and discoveries. Art primarily seeks out creative differences, things we have not seen before that evoke emotion. The most successful designers… Read More


Power Exploration at RTL Design with Mentor PowerPro

Power Exploration at RTL Design with Mentor PowerPro
by Bernard Murphy on 09-29-2016 at 7:00 am

There was a comment recently that design for low power is not an event, it’s a process; that comment is absolutely correct. Power is affected by everything in the electronic ecosystem, from application software all the way down to layout and process choices. Yet power as a metric is much more challenging to model and control than … Read More


Free Webinar: Designing Low-Power IoT Systems

Free Webinar: Designing Low-Power IoT Systems
by Daniel Nenni on 06-05-2016 at 7:00 am

As I have written before, IoT looks to be a key driver for design starts and future semiconductor revenue growth which is why we wrote “PROTOTYPICAL” and included a field guide to FPGA Prototyping. If you want to get funding for your new IoT chip project, having a working prototype is a good thing, absolutely. If you want to take a look… Read More


Have We Hit the Power Floor?

Have We Hit the Power Floor?
by Brian Fuller on 04-18-2015 at 7:00 am

As we celebrate the 50[SUP]th[/SUP] anniversary of the publication of Moore’s Law in Electronics Magazine (April 19, 1965), the industry finds itself in an increasingly costly global effort to keep transistor scaling on track. “Is Moore’s Law dead?” is a common question these days.

But practically speaking the doubling of transistor… Read More


Low Power @ DesignCon 2014

Low Power @ DesignCon 2014
by Daniel Nenni on 01-08-2014 at 11:00 am

Taking place annually in Silicon Valley, DesignCon is the premier educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design engineers in the high speed communications and semiconductor communities.

Created by engineers for engineers, DesignCon is the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designersRead More


Customer Stories at DAC#50

Customer Stories at DAC#50
by Daniel Nenni on 05-05-2013 at 8:10 pm

When you think Apache Design you probably think Low Power Design and what stuffed animal will they give away at DAC. The other thing you should think about is how the top semiconductor companies around the world use Apache products for leading edge semiconductor design. Demos are fine, but there is nothing like talking directly … Read More


Dynamic/Leakage Power Reduction in Memories

Dynamic/Leakage Power Reduction in Memories
by Daniel Nenni on 01-31-2013 at 8:05 pm

Embedded memories have an important impact on power. SoCs that integrate multiple functions on a single silicon die are at the heart of many electronic devices. As process geometries have scaled, design teams have used more and more of the additional silicon real estate available to integrate embedded memories that serve as scratch-pads,… Read More


Hardware Intelligence for Low Power

Hardware Intelligence for Low Power
by guruvadhiraj on 09-05-2012 at 9:42 am

Low power is the hottest topic these days. The designers of hardware and software are trying to find instances where they can save power . This article tries to identify the role that can be played by the hardware which traditionally it is always software who drives it.… Read More