Posted by Godwin Maben on April 9, 2007
Last week at SNUG, there were so many tutorials on Low Power and everyone’s concerns/questions seems to be dancing around Multi-Voltage design. What I could sense was there were lot of designers Implementing Multi-Supply(Power-Gating) as opposed to real Multi-Voltage design. There are 3 classics style of new design style i found
(1) Multi-Supply(Power Gating)
(2) Static Multi-Voltage
(3) Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling
Lets us discuss about the Magic of Multi-Voltage design in coming few weeks. Like any other design implementation, MV design has its own challenges and much more difficult to sign-off.
I would like to classify the different stages of the design into small segments so that we can discuss one by one within next few weeks.
Next week is going to be a in-depth technical week i guess!
- Godwin Maben