Ultra-Low Energy Domain-Specific Instruction-Set Processors

  • Francky Catthoor
  • Praveen Raghavan
  • Andy Lambrechts
  • Murali Jayapala
  • Angeliki Kritikakou
  • Javed Absar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 1-15
  3. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 17-32
  4. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 33-81
  5. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 83-113
  6. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 115-141
  7. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 143-165
  8. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 167-198
  9. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 199-222
  10. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 223-273
  11. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 275-314
  12. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 315-372
  13. Francky Catthoor, Praveen Raghavan, Andy Lambrechts, Murali Jayapala, Angeliki Kritikakou, Javed Absar
    Pages 373-377
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 379-404

About this book

Introduction

Modern consumers carry many electronic devices, like a mobile phone, digital camera, GPS, PDA and an MP3 player. The functionality of each of these devices has gone through an important evolution over recent years, with a steep increase in both the number of features as in the quality of the services that they provide. However, providing the required compute power to support (an uncompromised combination of) all this functionality is highly non-trivial. Designing processors that meet the demanding requirements of future mobile devices requires the optimization of the embedded system in general and of the embedded processors in particular, as they should strike the correct balance between flexibility, energy efficiency and performance. In general, a designer will try to minimize the energy consumption (as far as needed) for a given performance, with a sufficient flexibility. However, achieving this goal is already complex when looking at the processor in isolation, but, in reality, the processor is a single component in a more complex system. In order to design such complex system successfully, critical decisions during the design of each individual component should take into account effect on the other parts, with a clear goal to move to a global Pareto optimum in the complete multi-dimensional exploration space.

In the complex, global design of battery-operated embedded systems, the focus of Ultra-Low Energy Domain-Specific Instruction-Set Processors is on the energy-aware architecture exploration of domain-specific instruction-set processors and the co-optimization of the datapath architecture, foreground memory, and instruction memory organisation with a link to the required mapping techniques or compiler steps at the early stages of the design. By performing an extensive energy breakdown experiment for a complete embedded platform, both energy and performance bottlenecks have been identified, together with the important relations between the different components. Based on this knowledge, architecture extensions are proposed for all the bottlenecks.

Keywords

Biomedical Processing Embedded Low Energy Low Power Low Power Design Multi-Media Processing Processor Architecture Programmable Scratch Wireless Communications algorithms compiler digital signal processor embedded systems processor

Authors and affiliations

  • Francky Catthoor
    • 1
  • Praveen Raghavan
    • 2
  • Andy Lambrechts
    • 3
  • Murali Jayapala
    • 4
  • Angeliki Kritikakou
    • 5
  • Javed Absar
    • 6
  1. 1.IMECInteruniversity MicroElectronics CenterLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.IMECInteruniversity MicroElectronics CenterLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.IMECInteruniversity MicroElectronics CenterLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.IMECInteruniversity MicroElectronics CenterLeuvenBelgium
  5. 5.VLSI Design LabUniv. PatrasRioGreece
  6. 6.Operations Pvt. Ltd.Samsung India SoftwareBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9528-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9527-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9528-2
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