A Retargetable Software Power Estimation Methodology

  • Carlo Brandolese
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Abstract

In the design of mixed hardware/software embedded systems, the early assessment of the power budget is a key factor to concurrently meet time-to-market and product competitiveness. An increasing contribution to the overall power consumption depends on the software portion of the design and is influenced both by the system specification style and by the target microprocessor. The proposed estimation methodology operates at an abstraction level halfway between the system language and the specific assembly language and provides power consumption figures useful for both source code analysis and modification, and for target processor selection.

Keywords

Power Consumption Embed System Instruction Class Power Estimation Power Budget 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Brandolese
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  1. 1.Politecnico di Milano — DEIMilanoItaly

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