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Co-Synthesis of Energy-Efficient Multi-Mode Embedded Systems with Consideration of Mode Execution Probabilities

Schmitz T., Marcus, Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. and Eles, Petru (2005) Co-Synthesis of Energy-Efficient Multi-Mode Embedded Systems with Consideration of Mode Execution Probabilities IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 24, (2), pp. 153-169.

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We present a novel co-design methodology for the synthesis of energy-efficient embedded systems. In particular, we concentrate on distributed embedded systems that accommodate several different applications within a single device, i.e., multimode embedded systems. Based on the key observation that operational modes are executed with different probabilities, that is, the system spends uneven amounts of time in the different modes, we develop a new co-design technique that exploits this property to significantly reduce energy dissipation. Energy and cost savings are achieved through a suitable synthesis process that yields better hardware-resource-sharing opportunities. We conduct several experiments, including a realistic smart phone example, that demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach. Reductions in power consumption of up to 64% are reported.

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Published date: February 2005
Keywords: Low power system level design, HW/SW co-design, dynamic voltage scaling
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 259221
ISSN: 0278-0070
PURE UUID: 4a4bccab-17b4-43e6-9adf-0c972195e28e

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:24

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Author: Marcus Schmitz T.
Author: Petru Eles

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