Power Performance Tradeoffs in Design for SoCs

The design and implementation of processor cores is characterized by conflicting requirements of the ever increasing demand for higher performance and, usually, stringent power budget. Thus compromises between performance and power need to be made early in the design cycle. In the design of a processor core there is typically a very specific power budget, but there are several ways to trade power for performance.

By: Victor Zyuban, Philip Strenski

Published in: RC23026 in 2003


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