As the levels of integration on mobile devices increases, the competing requirements of high performance with low power consumption being placed on the implementation of leading edge microprocessors is set to continue. Concurrent optimization and analysis of power, timing and area must form an integral part of any implementation flow for these processor cores. The Blast Power based low power implementation solution by Magma Design Automation, is one answer.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005