Power-Efficient Reconfiguration Control in Coarse-Grained Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures

Dmitrij Kissler, Andreas Strawetz, Frank Hannig, Jürgen Teich
2009 Journal of Low Power Electronics  
Coarse-grained reconfigurable architectures deliver high performance and energy efficiency for computationally intensive applications like mobile multimedia and wireless communication. This paper deals with the aspect of power-efficient dynamic reconfiguration control techniques in such architectures. Proper clock domain partitioning with custom clock gating combined with automatic clock gating resulted in a 35% total power reduction. This is more than a threefold as compared to the single
more » ... gating techniques applied separately. The corresponding case study application with 0.064 mW/MHz and 124 MOPS/mW power efficiency outperforms the major coarse-grained and general purpose embedded processor architectures by a factor of 1.7 to 28.
doi:10.1166/jolpe.2009.1008 fatcat:xbmpz5cgsrgf7heluf2f2secne