Dolphin Webinar “The proven recipe for uLP SoC”

Dolphin Webinar “The proven recipe for uLP SoC”
by Eric Esteve on 11-11-2016 at 12:00 pm

Dolphin will hold a live webinar on November 15, 9:00 AM PST or November 22, 10:00 AM GMT. This webinar targets the SoC designers wanting to learn how to quickly implement ultra-low power (uLP) techniques, using proven recipes.… Read More


Sonics opens new strategy for SoC energy processing

Sonics opens new strategy for SoC energy processing
by Don Dingee on 05-09-2016 at 4:00 pm

Back in February when we shared the Sonics philosophy on the ICE-Grain Power Architecture for hardware-based SoC power management, I speculated we’d know more by DAC 2016. Sonics is hitting the road with a new live seminar coming to Silicon Valley this month and Austin during DAC – and the news is big.… Read More


How to Push Mobile to Use PCI Express?

How to Push Mobile to Use PCI Express?
by Eric Esteve on 05-24-2015 at 7:00 am

By offering low-power PCI Express PHY solution for mobile application! To make it clear, we are not talking about Mobile Express (M-PCIe), but clearly about PCI Express protocol, including a PCIe Controller and a PCIe PHY. Initially developed to support internal connection between the CPU and the GPU in a PC, the technology has… Read More


Low power techniques

Low power techniques
by Paul McLellan on 12-08-2011 at 5:49 pm

There was recently a forum discussion about the best low power techniques. Not surprisingly we didn’t come up with a new technique nobody had ever thought of but it was an interesting discussion.

Image RemovedFirst there are the techniques that by now have become standard. If anyone wants more details on these then two good… Read More


Top 5 Reasons for Wasting Power

Top 5 Reasons for Wasting Power
by Paul McLellan on 08-19-2011 at 2:27 pm

Image RemovedTraditionally, David Letterman style, we should really have the top 10 reasons for wasting power in semiconductor design, but here are the five big ones.

Starting with reason #5: Lack of a power gating strategy
Leakage power is a huge proportion of total power and the only way to save leakage power (apart from low leakage… Read More