Friday, March 04, 2011
Power has become a first-order concern for ASIC and SOC designers right next to performance and area, whether the design is for portable mobile devices, for networking boxes, or for any other application. Optimizing a design for energy at an application and system level has the potential to cut processor and local-memory energy requirements by as much as half in many cases through intelligent design trade-offs. The amount of power savings made at the early architectural level far outweighs any potential power savings that might be made later at the RTL or physical design levels.
Posted by Tensilica at 9:36 AM