The Design of Power Efficient Systems
Rod Watt (Director of System Architecture, Arm)
50-Minute Technical Session
Audience Level: All
Maximizing the overall efficiency of a system architecture is paramount if the product is to be successful in the market. Not only does an efficient system tend to result in a low power solution while maintaining a required level of performance, it leads to other benefits such as lower BOM costs, thermal benefits and design longevity and reliability.
This paper examines the aspect of system efficiently. Looking at how systems can be architected, analyzed and optimized to maximize overall efficiency. It also discusses the benefits such an approach can bring.
The design of a high efficiency system goes beyond the central processor and SoC. To architect a truly efficient system, the overall architecture much be analyzed, understood and optimized.
A basic understanding of system architecture considerations and measurement techniques would be helpful.