Processor based embedded systems often need to apply simple filter functions to input data. In this paper we examine the relative energy efficiency of microprocessor and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) implementations of these functions. We show that considerable savings can be achieved by adding an FPGA to a microprocessor based systems and propose a strategy to reduce the impact of the excessive leakage energy overhead in low data rate applications.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Computer Systems Architecture|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
Kwan, P. C., & Clarke, C. T. (2005). FPGAs for improved energy efficiency in processor based systems. In Advances in Computer Systems Architecture (Vol. 3740, pp. 440-449). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/11572961_35