Ed Sperling, Chief of Semiconductor Engineering, outlines many of the issues faced by designers working on power features and explains “why power is now a critical component in every design?

Power has rapidly emerged as one of the thorniest issues in design, and there is no simple fix. More components mean more dark silicon, with battery life or energy consumption now considered part of the value proposition in electronics of all sorts. And at each new process node, the problems are getting harder to solve, more numerous, and more time consuming.

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