For manufacturers of portable consumer electronic devices, reducing power consumption is a goal with returns that far outweigh the investment. By utilizing Mentor’s Nucleus Power Management facility along with other performance tuning techniques, system developers can help device manufacturers improve time between recharges, reduce overall BOM costs, and qualify their product as a green device. This paper covers the basics of reactive power management, as well as the more advanced topic of proactive or predictive power management. System integrators and developers well gain a better understanding of these power management techniques and how these techniques can reduce power consumption.

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