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clock gating

Clock gating and power gating are power management

techniques for reducing the power consumption of functional units. Clock gating can be used to reduce the power consumption of mobile computers, notebooks, netbooks or other mobile devices, thereby extending the operating time

. Clock gating reduces the power consumption by switching off the clock frequency at functional units that are temporarily no longer required. The clock gating function is mainly used in registers, where the clock pulse is faded out via a gate.

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Updated at: 03.08.2009
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