While many designers have employed low power design techniques to turn off parts of SoCs to reduce power, the chips cannot be completely shut down during operation. Circuits such as wireless receivers, audio/video processors, and DSP blocks, though designed to be low power, still have higher energy footprint for their extended active time.

In this webinar:

  • Hear a brief overview on low power design requirements for long running circuits
  • Learn about an innovative approach to reduce the energy consumption of these circuits by selecting low power architectures, operand encoding and cell mappings based on power costing and switching activity considerations.
  • Get introduced to the DesignWare® minPower Components and the additional power savings you can achieve on top of your current low power design methodology

Duration: One hour

Who should attend: Design engineers interested in low power design techniques

Jay Chiang
Jay is a product marketing director at Synopsys. Jay manages DesignWare Library, datapath generator, JPEG, microcontroller, MIPI, and memory IP product lines. Jay has more than 11 years of product management experience in the Synopsys IP business unit, including 9 years of focus on datapath design methodology and IP. Prior to joining Synopsys, Jay was a senior ASIC designer and chip architect at Xinex network for a multimedia networking chipset and a hardware design engineer at Dynapro, a 3M company, for a touch-screen computer kiosk. Jay holds a master degree in Management for Science and Technology from Oregon Health and Science University and a BSEE degree from National Tsing Hua University.


Max the Magnificent

Clive "Max" Maxfield has now spent over a quarter of a century in the electronic, computing, and EDA arenas. In 1980, after obtaining his BSc in Control Engineering (an interesting mixture of math, electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluids), Max joined a design team at International Computers Limited (ICL) creating CPUs for mainframe computers. In addition to designing ASICs and circuit boards, Max has written numerous test programs for functional and in-circuit testers. In the area of digital logic simulation, Max has created models of everything from ASIC cell libraries to microprocessors. Due to his digital expertise, Max was once appointed analog marketing manager at a large EDA company (the world is a funny old place sometimes).

In the early 1990s, Max thought it would be fun to see a book he'd written on the shelves in his local book store, so he penned his first tome Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics). Since that time, Max has authored and co-authored a number of books, including EDA: Where Electronics Begins, The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math (Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator).