Reducing Power in Video-Intensive Portable Applications

Dale, Mitch
October 2008
Portable Design;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p26
The article discusses ways on how to reduce power in video-intensive portable applications. It cites that though consumers are searching for more video applications, they are still concerned on minimizing power consumption and maximizing battery life. Portable designers are then called to provide power-saving techniques to achieve optimal power requirements. It is believed that register transfer level (RTL) clock gating is the most common technique for reducing dynamic power. The article provides information on how clock gating techniques work and their diagrams.


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