Partitioning for Power Management

Kapoor, Bhanu
September 2007
Portable Design;Sep2007, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p40
The article discusses the significance of an effective system partitioning for power management of electronic designs. Power consumption has become one of the most important differentiating factors for semiconductor products due to major shift in the market toward handheld consumer devices. There are four Ps of embedded designs which are Price, Performance, Power and the fourth is Partitioning. Partitioning plays a significant role in meeting the low power goals of such system and design of low-power and high-performance embedded systems requires power considerations throughout the design process. The partition of the system into hardware and software components and the resulting architecture allocation determine the overall power landscape.


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