Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/54352
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: An automatic energy consumption characterization of processors using ArchC
Author: Guedes, M
Auler, R
Duenha, L
Bonin, E
Azevedo, R
Abstract: The design complexity of integrated circuits requires techniques that automate and ease common tasks, allowing developers to keep up with the rapid growth and demand of the industry. This paper presents acSynth, an integrated framework for development and synthesis based on ArchC ADL descriptions and introduces a new power characterization method at the architectural level. The acSynth is composed of a characterization tool used to extract the energy consumption behavior of processors and also of a simulation method that, after characterization, is able to estimate software energy consumption at high speeds. Our experimental results show the power figures obtained by the characterization flow of Plasma and Leon3 processors, a MIPS-I and SPARCv8 HDL descriptions, respectively, using two different synthesis tools: Xilinx Xpower and Altera PowerPlay. The acSynth simulator used these power figures to allow power analysis at more than 35 million instructions per second in a simulation with small accuracy diversion and without loss of generality. The system executes large tests in minutes, which would otherwise take years in standard HDL methodologies. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: ArchC
acSynth
acSim
acPower
acPowerGen
Processor
High-level
Characterization
Power
Consumption
Simulation
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.sysarc.2013.05.025
Date Issue: 2013
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.