Atheros Designs with Sequence PowerTheater for Power Management

Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced low power wireless solutions, chose Sequence Design’s PowerTheater for early power management and low-power architecture evaluation for their new embedded wireless designs.

“We want no surprises in meeting our power spec. PowerTheater enables us to detect any errant dynamic power in RTL phase, while taking into account power reduction by clock-gating in low power synthesis,” said Patrick Chan, Low Power Architect for Atheros. “Low power offers a critical competitive advantage for embedded wireless solutions.”

To meet their aggressive power targets, the Atheros design team uses a variety of PowerTheater power reduction techniques, including early power analysis at RTL, architectural exploration, multi-Vt, clock and data gating, automated Wattbots and power linters, and voltage islands.

About Atheros Communications, Inc.
Atheros Communications is a leading developer of semiconductor system solutions for wireless and other network communications products. Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Atheros technology is used by a broad base of leading customers, including personal computer, networking equipment and consumer device manufacturers.

About Sequence
Sequence Design accelerates the ability of SoC designers to bring high-performance, power-aware ICs quickly to market. Sequence’s power and signal-integrity software solutions give customers the competitive advantage necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets.