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A*STAR and industry form $200M semiconductor R&D joint labs

Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry ...

Low Power News, Jan. 6, 2014

Silicon Labs announces at CES, and a look back at the news in 2013.

Low Power News, December 27, 2013

ANSYS adds electronics updates, AMD in blogs and the news, maker toys, and novels about makers.

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Magnetic RAM Meets the Power Basics

As CMOS size scale down, power challenges scale up. This tutorial shows why magnetic random access memory (MRAM) will help with power and integration needs.

Expert Interviews: Jasper's Lawrence Loh: IP Power Specs

Lawrence Loh of Jasper Design Automation talks about IP power specifications; what they should contain and how they might be best used.

Expert Interviews: Apache's Aveek Sarkar: Low Power Design

Apache's Aveek Sarkar meets with LPE to discuss power saving design techniques.

Connected IP Blocks: Busses or Networks?

David Shippy of Altera, Lawrence Loh from Jasper Design, Mentor's Steve Bailey, and Drew Wingard from Sonics got together to discuss the issues inherent in connecting IP blocks whether ...

Predictions About Technology and Future Engineers

What challenges await us? I choose hardware-software co-design; cyber-physical systems; wireless chips; low power; and motivating students to high-tech.

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Magnetic RAM Meets the Power Basics

As CMOS size scale down, power challenges scale up. This tutorial shows why magnetic random access memory (MRAM) will help with power and integration needs.

Digital vs. Analog and the verification of power: Inductors

Power verification often meanders into talk of the di/dt voltage drop across inductors. A high level water cooler primer of such topics ensues.

What Powers the IoT?

By Stephan Ohr, Gartner Powering the Internet of Things (IoT) is a special challenge, says Gartner analyst Stephan Ohr, especially for the wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) that must collect ...

Getting ARM’d for Innovation in x86 Modules is a Power Play

Chris A. Ciufo, Senior Editor An interview with Bob Burckle, Vice President, WinSystems discusses x86, ARM, and low power. WinSystems is one of those Tortoise and Hare kind of companies, ...

Intersection for Success: 1Ghz at 2 watts

By John Blyler Mentor Graphics recently held their annual User-2-User conference in San Jose. The press was invited and – as usual – got along well with the users. The

Energy Scavenging And Storage Must Work Together

By John Blyler Designing embedded systems in energy-sensitive environments requires both attention to power details and a system-level view of overall energy architectures. Successful ...

Linux Meets Low Power

By John Blyler LPD: How does Linux 6 work with low power. Do you turn off certain parts of the chip that aren’t being used? Ready: There’s an analogy to

Power Optimization Drives Embedded And Multicore Software

By John Blyler Max Domeika, senior software engineer in the Developer Products Division at Intel, sat down with LPE Consulting Editor John Blyler to talk about the growing importance ...

Dual Core Embedded Processors Bring Benefits And Challenges

By John Blyler The embedded processor market has now fully embraced the multicore world with the recent introduction of the dual core option for Intel’s Atom devices. Dual-core embedded ...

Surface Models Focus Low-Power Parasitic Problems

Low-Power Engineering sat down with Raj Nair, founder of Anasim Corp. and co-author of a recent book on power integrity. What follows are excerpts of that conversation.

Round Tables

Expert Interviews: Jasper’s Lawrence Loh: IP Power Specs

Lawrence Loh of Jasper Design Automation talks about IP power specifications; what they should contain and how they might be best used.

Expert Interviews: Apache’s Aveek Sarkar: Low Power Design

Apache's Aveek Sarkar meets with LPE to discuss power saving design techniques.

Experts Roundtable: Verification and Power vs. Performance

Low-Power Engineering sat down with month’s roundtable participants, Lawrence Loh, VP of Applications Engineering from Jasper Design Automation and Gary Smith of Gary Smith EDA to ...

Best Practices for Mixed Signal, RF and Microcontroller IoT

Experts from ARM and Cadence share a checklist of experience for successful IoT device designs.

From MEMS to COMs: New Technologies Help Shrink Medical Devices

Embedded developers often talk about scalability and the design challenges of supporting a broad range of performance and cost options. But medical devices may provide some of the ...

Fundamental Laws of (FPGA) Nature: Similar, Yet Different

Lattice and Xilinx muse on parallelism, partial reconfigurability, and the state-of-the-art in IP and EDA tools.

2013 Trends: New Standards, Lower Power, and Rugged

The military’s infatuation with SWaP-C begins to drive non-defense suppliers as myriad markets and applications need better-than-commercial.

Power Drives MCU Evolution

Requirements for portable, low-power consumer devices, as well as energy-efficient embedded systems, drive MCU development and offer options for embedded engineers.

Mobile Device Power-Management Strategies

Consumers’ love affair with always-available mobile devices shows no signs of waning. But as reliance on these devices grows, innovative power management can be a significant product ...

Sweet New Android Versions Still Leave Room for Embedded Linux

By Cheryl Coupe As challenges such as security and multicore processing are addressed, Android and Embedded Linux find their way into new markets, moving from traditional smartphone ...

Podcasts/Videos/Webcasts

Imec-SmartLens

John Blyler from Extension Media interviews Jelle De Smet, a senior researcher on smart contact lenses, Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST), imec and Ghent University. This video ...

Stretchable Circuits Go Blue

Here's a short clip about the Imec's stretchable, organic circuits. One potential application of this low-level light therapy (LLT) treatment for wrist Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) ...

From SEMICON West 2013: Karen Lightman of MEMS Industry Group

John Blyler interviews Karen Lightman, managing director of MEMS Industry Group.

John Blyler at The Confab

The Confab Influential manufacturing decision makers attend The Confab to collaborate about pressing challenges in the industry and how to achieve their future goals. John Blyler, VP, ...