Sonics’ New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented

TOKYO — Sonics Inc., a vendor of on-chip interconnect technology based in Milpitas, Calif., has developed a new hardware-based IP block, a so-called “Intelligent Power Controller,” intended to help chip designers develop low-power SoCs. The technology is designed to deliver power savings by the intelligent control of power to cores. The ability to keep cores switched off for longer periods …