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Self Adjusting Power Scheme for Optimal Power Reduction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031185D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The maximum power consumption of the device is generally determined by the maximum supply voltage which is inherently set higher than the minimum voltage required for timing and full functional operation. The concept of this invention is to remove as much of the uncertainty through a series of on device structures that can be viewed as monitors which feed a central controller (a state machine would be an example) which in turn tells the voltage to adjust itself up or down as necessary.