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Archive for September, 2011

“Fight the Power!” – No, “Fight the Energy!”

Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2011 @ 1:43 am in Uncategorized | No Comments »

For years I have observed a simple confusion between power and energy leading designers to jump to odd conceptions about design alternatives. Power consumption is expressed in units such as milliWatts (mW) consumed over some suitably short interval of time.  To quote our modern oracle, Wikipedia, In its technical sense, power is not at all [...]

Software-Defined Everything

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This week I was invited to speak at an Intel-sponsored symposium at the Technion, Haifa, Israel. The theme of the symposium was “Challenges and Opportunites in System-Level Design and Verification” (see here for an outline of the symposium). I spoke on the theme “Software-Defined Everything: The impact on high-level design and validation”. There were several [...]