Approximate computing: An emerging paradigm for energy-efficient design

Jie Han, Michael Orshansky
2013 2013 18TH IEEE EUROPEAN TEST SYMPOSIUM (ETS)  
Approximate computing has recently emerged as a promising approach to energy-efficient design of digital systems. Approximate computing relies on the ability of many systems and applications to tolerate some loss of quality or optimality in the computed result. By relaxing the need for fully precise or completely deterministic operations, approximate computing techniques allow substantially improved energy efficiency. This paper reviews recent progress in the area, including design of
more » ... e arithmetic blocks, pertinent error and quality measures, and algorithm-level techniques for approximate computing.
doi:10.1109/ets.2013.6569370 dblp:conf/ets/HanO13 fatcat:wimm6r5hnneo5ltdwtrw5lztvu