Power characterization of functional units

Wu Ye, Kanning Li, Ming Cheng, Mary Jane Irwin

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Abstract

In cycle-Accurate RTL level power estimation, a table is used to characterize the power consumed by each functional unit. The size of the table grows exponentially with the size of the inputs. We present a partitioning power modeling technique to reduce the table size. Results indicate that this technique works for shifters and register files with reasonable accuracy and much smaller table size. Results also show that by multiplying a constant factor, this technique also works for multipliers. Simulation time is reduced significantly. Similar techniques may also work for dividers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages775-779
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780357000, 9780780357006
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC 1999 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 24 1999Oct 27 1999

Publication series

NameConference Record of the 33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Volume1

Other

Other33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, ACSSC 1999
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period10/24/9910/27/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Ye, W., Li, K., Cheng, M., & Irwin, M. J. (1999). Power characterization of functional units. In M. B. Matthews (Ed.), Conference Record of the 33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (pp. 775-779). [832434] (Conference Record of the 33rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.1999.832434