Introduction to Low Power Design


In today's world, we need sleeker devices with more capabilities and longer battery life. This can be achieved by packing more components on smaller chips, thus moving to low geometry chip design. However, power dissipation occurs in all the circuits that are currently used, which increases the overall power consumption, making it less suitable for mobile applications which need longer battery life.

The rising demand for portable devices such as mobile phones and even wearable electronic devices for need longer battery life, low power consumption and lesser device weight. Considering this, there seems a need to develop a solution that can make use of low voltage and low power design techniques. The power consumption is also considered as an important criterion in VLSI design along with timing and area. In order to create an ideal solution for this problem, Low Power Design has to be considered as a crucial factor.

Power dissipation has become one of the major problem as it results in heating up of the device which will affects the operation of a chip. There are many kinds of external heat sinks and software based methods are provided with the system, but we have scope to save the power during operation of the chip.

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