Gain-based technology mapping for minimum runtime leakage under input vector uncertainty
Proceedings - Design Automation Conference
The gain-based technology mapping paradigm has been successfully employed for finding minimum delay and minimum area mappings. However, existing gain-based technology mappers fail to find circuits with minimal leakage power. In this paper, we introduce algorithms and modeling strategies that enable efficient gain-based technology mapping for minimum leakage power. The proposed algorithm is probability-aware and can rigorously take into account input state probability distribution to generate a
... ircuit mapping with minimum leakage at a given percentile. Minimizing leakage at high percentiles is essential for minimizing peak leakage, which strongly influences the cooling limits and packaging costs. The algorithms have been tested on the ISCAS85 benchmark suite. Results indicate that the mappings produced by the new algorithm consume, on average 14% lesser leakage power at the 99% percentile with 1% delay penalty when compared with the approaches used in previous gain-based mappers  . Also, compared to a dominant-state mapper, our approach produces mappings with 15% lesser mean value of leakage. The new algorithm also reduces leakage at high quantiles by 12.8% on average, compared to a dominant state leakage minimizing mapper and the maximum savings can be as high as 21.49% across the benchmarks. Compared to the bin based mapper , the runtime of the algorithm is 15X faster.