Myth – Performance vs Power


Energy efficiency (kilobytes of data transferred per mJ of energy consumed) is higher in high performance systems. Operating at a higher data-rate means that packet durations are smaller. Therefore, the “power-hungry” radio and power amplifier are turned-on for less time. This fact, combined with intelligent power-management of the wireless chip and system components, means that overall less energy is used up in getting the same amount of information across. Redpine takes advantage of this in designing solutions that deliver both low-power and high-performance and use the minimum energy for any given user bandwidth requirement.