What do we want? Low power! When do we want it? Now! …Uh, how about performance?

EDPS (April 5-6) in Monterey tackles “Low-Power with Performance” in SoC Design with a high-powered group of presenters including:

  • Gary Smith, the EDA industry’s go-to analyst, who will discuss “Low-clock-speed computing”
  • Ian Ferguson, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem at ARM, who will speak about “Energy Efficient Servers for the Data Center”
  • Qi Wang, Group Director of Solutions Marketing at Cadence, who will ask “Low Power Design: Is the Problem Solved?”
  • Grant Martin, Chief Scientist at Tensilica, who no doubt has something significant to say about processor-centric SoC design.

You will likely want to hear what these presenters have to say because low power requirements now define everything we design in the electronics arenas.

More info on the EDPS conference here.

Note: The EDPS early bird discount expires March 18, so you’ve got little more than a week left before the price of admission goes up. Better register now.

About sleibson2

EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at https://eda360insider.wordpress.com/)
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3 Responses to What do we want? Low power! When do we want it? Now! …Uh, how about performance?

  1. Low power issues will continue to bug us for ever. Technologies such as SOI and Gaas might mitigate it for a brief while before new issues arise that needs to be resolved. Everyone needs battery life extension over a greater duration, hence low power with performance will continue to remain a challenging task.

    • sleibson2 says:


      You are correct that low-power issues will be with us forever just as performance issues will be with us forever. Your reply telegraphs the overwhelmingly common approach to low-power design of putting everything on the circuit and materials science levels. There’s broad agreement that we can get 10x the leverage with more efficient system architectures and software, but as an industry we are not yet educated to think that way nor do we yet have fully automated tools to help us create such energy-efficient, system-level designs.


  2. Raja says:

    There are different levels at which the problem can be tackled. I am talking more from the physics and circuit point of view of handling the issue. At present there are various architectures that are being discussed and published in the research papers that mitigates this issue. Connect with me http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2372150&trk=tab_pro

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