Artisan, National Semi and ARM Join on PowerWise

November 11, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Artisan Components Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) and ARM announced that Artisan will participate in the PowerWise™ initiative to increase the energy efficiency of mobile devices. Artisan libraries will be used as a reference platform for National's PowerWise technology and the ARM™ Intelligent Energy Manager technology.

As part of the collaboration on the PowerWise technology, Artisan plans to make voltage level shifters available for selected standard cell libraries in order to support designs with multiple voltage domains. Artisan also plans to provide Scalable Polynomial Delay Modeling that offers accurate timing representation with variable supply voltage.