Biography: Mike Polley received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1996 Mike joined Texas Instruments where he has made numerous technical contributions and led teams developing chip and system architectures spanning wireless and wired communications, image and video signal processing, and programmable DSP and embedded hardwired DSP solutions. Mike has served as chief architect of several mobile consumer oriented businesses in TI, including OMAP. Mike is currently director of the Vision, Video, and Image Processing R&D Labs at TI where he focuses on new embedded signal processing solutions for mobile battery powered consumer electronics products and other end equipment. Mike is a TI Fellow and holds 31 U.S. patents on a broad range of products across communications and multimedia systems.
This talk considers applications providing compelling user experiences in future devices and how to deliver these in compact form factor mobile devices with all-day or all-week battery life. By predicting evolution of current application requirements and taking educated guesses at new applications likely to emerge, we speculate on the computational capabilities, power efficiency, and enabling component technologies needed to support this view of the future. By maintaining a proper mix of programmable and hardwired signal processing capabilities, future platforms can provide power-efficiency as well as flexibility for the continually emerging sets of new requirements. As the complexity of these new systems increases, we must also consider some of the engineering tools and processes enabling engineers to move fast creating these new applications as well as how they must employ good engineering tradeoffs for low power embedded implementations to meet the battery lifetime requirements.