Patent Number: 8,442,697

Title: Method and apparatus for on-demand power management

Abstract: Embodiments of a method and an apparatus for on-demand power management of a processing system have been presented. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a power management unit (PMU) to provide power to an electronic system. The apparatus further includes a power management controller (PMC) coupled to the power management unit, to control values of one or more parameters of an operating state of the PMU in response to the operating conditions of the electronic system. The PMC may execute a power management algorithm (PMA) to determine the values of the parameters. Further, the PMU and the PMC may reside on different integrated circuit substrates.

Inventors: Schmitz; Michael J. (Fargo, ND), Morlock; Brian M. (Fargo, ND), Jorgenson; Joel A. (Fargo, ND)

Assignee: Packet Digital

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00