In a recent article in Semiconductor Engineering, Ann Steffora Mutschler explores examples of architectural strategies for getting the best performance out of a power budget.
Virtual platform developer Imperas Software's tools are being used for power estimation, to enable dynamic analysis of the impact of the complete software stack - OS, firmware, applications - on the power consumption of SoCs and systems, according to CEO Simon Davidmann. "We have seen various architectures used by our customers with power constraints. What most of these architectures have in common is heterogeneity: using the right processor for the appropriate task."
He sees the next step in this progression of system architectures as enabling optimized sharing of...
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