Patent Number: 7,085,944

Title: Power management by transmitting single multiplexed signal to multiple system components to change settings of internal performance registers in response to change in power source

Abstract: A method and apparatus to detect a power change in a system (e.g. computer) and to automatically adjust, in response to the power change, the performance states (e.g. supply voltages, clock frequencies and buffer strengths) of a plurality of system components (e.g. buses). The apparatus includes a detector and a controller.

Inventors: Hamilton; Tony (Durham, NC)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018