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Power Efficient Design Challenges and Trends



This presentation covers key aspects to the forces from a technology and market perspective that are driving designers towards better energy efficient designs.

Typically, the techniques used to improve the power characteristics of a design involve additional complexity on top of an already complex design and verification process. This presentation will discuss the “gain” to be had for going through the additional “pain” and ways to achieve greater productivity with less pain.

What You Will Learn

  • Why the market is demanding more energy-efficient products
  • Why process technology isn’t coming to the rescue anytime soon
  • Where in the design process the biggest gains are to be had
  • How power-efficient designing will impact your design process
  • How to get the most out of your design methodology and environment

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Barry Pangrle

Barry is a Solutions Architect for Low Power in the Engineered Solutions Group at Mentor Graphics Corporation. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara and Penn State University where he taught courses in Computer Architecture and VLSI Design while performing research in high-level design automation. Barry has previously worked at Synopsys initially on high-level design tools and then later as an R&D Director for power optimization and analysis tools. He was the Director of Design Methodology for a fabless start-up company and has also worked at a couple of privately held EDA companies where he focused on design automation tools for low power/energy designs.

He has published over 25 reviewed works in high level design automation and low power design and served as a Technical Program Co-chair for the 2008 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics Design (ISLPED). He was also actively involved with the technical program committees for ISLPED and DAC for 2009 and is one of the General Co-Chairs for ISLPED 2010.

Who Should View

  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Engineering Managers
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