Selecting the best processor for a low-power system is not straightforward, and customers often ask us for help. We've captured some of what we've learned in a recent blog post, and a webinar we're running this week.
Processor IP: Understanding “Low Power” in the Real World
This article for the GSA IP Working Group Blog describes the general issues, covering:
- Comparing Processor Power Ratings — the challenges in acquiring and comparing consistent µW/HZ power ratings.
- Understanding Real-World Energy Consumption — looking beyond simple power ratings and gauging the interrelated, system-wide energy consumption effects of processor performance, code size, idle versus active periods, and chip area for your specific system.
Read it on the GSA Blog page >
Webinar — CPU Subsystem Total Power Consumption: Understanding the Factors and Selecting the Best IP
Join us on Dec. 12 (for Asia and Europe) or Dec. 13 (for North and South America) for this free webinar. It expands on topocs in the article above and provides several real-world examples:
Power consumption figures for a processor core only tell part of the energy usage story for a CPU subsystem.
Smart IP choices regarding performance, instruction set architecture, required memory operations and size, and other factors can also significantly reduce the real-world total power required for such subsystems. Learn how to better assess these factors through practical comparisons with processor cores supporting the BA2 ISA, which offer both extreme code density and excellent performance.
Please register in advance >.