by Gaurav Jalan & Senthil Duraisamy, SmartPlay Technologies
The internet revolution has changed the way we share content and the mobile revolution has boosted this phenomenon in terms of content creation & consumption.
Moving forward, the Internet of Things would further drive this explosion of data. As a result, the area and performance battle has taken a back seat and optimizing power consumption is at the forefront. Longer battery life for handhelds and devices running on coin cell batteries are the primary drivers for this change. Initiatives to reduce global energy consumption also play a vital role in promoting this further. Power consumption on silicon is a result of switching activity (dynamic power) and leakage (static power) with