Application-Specific Memories

  • Alberto Macii
  • Luca Benini
  • Massimo Poncino


As discussed in Chapter 3, an effective solution for memory energy reduction is that of replacing a cache with a scratch-pad buffer. In this chapter, we describe a novel memory architecture that fits into the scratch-pad memory paradigm, which explicitly targets embedded systems, because it assumes the knowledge of the distribution of the memory access patterns.


Cache Memory Memory Array Line Size Sense Amplifier Cache Access 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Macii
    • 1
  • Luca Benini
    • 2
  • Massimo Poncino
    • 3
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Università di VeronaVeronaItaly

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