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Friday, September 11, 2009

It's what they don't tell you about power specs that matter.

Anyone familiar with board-level design has developed an intuitive feel for packaged-processor power specifications: the processor draws a certain amount of power, give or take a percentage based on process variation and speed binning. For a variety of reasons, this intuition utterly fails with respect to vendor specifications for processor core IP. Read our white paper: Processor Core Power Specs: A Cautionary Tale at