chip-design

ARM low power foundation

Posted in arm, chip-design, low-power, microprocessors on September 21st, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

ARM sees success with its business model and chip design, which has strengths in low power consumption.  …

…   “Energy has replaced horsepower as the prime concern, and it is here, ARM executives said, that the company’s skills will really shine. “   …

Via New York Times: ARM Chips.

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Telecommunication devices embrace energy efficiency technologies

Posted in chip-design, communications, devices, energy-efficient, power-consumption, power-scaling, processor, scalability, telecommunications on March 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Communication device design will boost performance and scalability while integrating more energy efficient technologies as the next generation is commercialized. …

… “recent DSP releases claimed to be up to four times more power-efficient than general-purpose DSPs. To minimize power consumption they use features like power scaling to automatically scale speed and voltage for various units within the processor. ” …

Via Chip Design: Low-Power Engineering

Intel Develops Lower Power Chips for Mobile

Posted in architecture, chip-design, devices, improvement, intel, mobile-device, platform, power-efficiency, ultra-low-power on September 23rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel discusses their processor technology roadmap for mobile computing. Each successor platform improves upon the power efficiency of the previous generation. …

… “Citing a combination of architectural, design and process enhancements, Perlmutter detailed progress with Intel’s Moorestown platform, scheduled for 2010 and targeting MIDs and smartphones. He discussed some of the innovative techniques that Intel is implementing, such as Distributed Power Gating, for improved performance and major reductions in power and thermal envelope.

These technologies help to achieve up to a 50x improvement in platform idle power reduction compared to Intel’s first generation Menlow platform. The reductions are enabling Intel to establish new thresholds in ultra low power while making it possible to run the full Internet and media-rich applications in handheld devices.

Perlmutter also touched on Intel’s third generation ultra-low power platform, codenamed Medfield. Expected in 2011, Medfield will be a single-chip 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) design that will enable a much smaller form factor and lower power designs than Moorestown, helping extend Intel squarely into smartphone segments. ” …

Via Intel: Mobile Computing Experience

Power-efficient chip research

Posted in chip-design, ibm, power-efficiency, processor on September 6th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM explores the atomic level of processor design to discover power efficient techniques. …

… “helps open up exciting new possibilities for exploring electronic building blocks and devices at the ultimate atomic and molecular scale — devices that might be vastly smaller, faster and more energy-efficient than today’s processors and memory devices … ” …

Via Computerworld: Power-efficient chip research

Dell Via Nano Compact Energy Efficient Server Design

Posted in chip-design, dell, energy-efficiency, nano, power-consumption, server-density, server-efficiency, system-components, via-technologies on May 17th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Dell Via collaboration will yield a high-density, energy-efficient server design using the Nano chip. …

… “That’s three times as many servers as Dell usually squeezes into similar, compact systems. Equally important, each server will consume 15 watts to 30 watts, or about one-tenth the power of a standard server. ” …

Via New York Times: Dell Via Collaboration

Intel Low Energy Moorestown Platform

Posted in chip-design, energy-efficiency, intel, mobile-device, platform on October 21st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Intel smart phone chip-set will feature low energy performance. …

Intel Ultra Mobility Leader

… “Chandrasekher claims Moorestown at idle uses one-tenth the energy of first-generation mobile Internet devices based on Atom. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Intel Demos Moorestown

Power Efficient Computer Design

Posted in chip-design, design, efficiency, hp-hewlett-packard, physics, power-efficiency, research, video on July 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Inside look at HP Labs where miniaturization and efficiency of new semiconductors is being researched. …