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September 19, 2010

UCSD: New technology will extend smartphone battery life

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:15 am

by Ashley McGlone, UNION-TRIBUNE

One example of the specialized circuits — or conservation cores — created by UCSD researchers using ‘dark silicon.’ The small boxes in the image are the pattern of logic gates that are spatially placed over a small portion of the GreenDroid chip. One of the common complaints about smartphones is insufficient battery life. Now, a developing technology in San Diego may change that. Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego are creating a prototype smartphone chip using “dark silicon,” expected to be 7.5 to 11 times more efficient than mobile application processors currently on the market.

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